The Danish band, Klimaforandringer (Climate Change), led by the guitarist Lars Bech Pilgaard, returns with their second album Slægt (genus).
Once again, they explore their own original brand of Danish haiku-like poetry, hypnotic afrobeat-riffs and kitchy synthesizer landscapes mixed with acid rock and psychedelia. There is an ethical undercurrent in the texts that try to negotiate a position in the world where things are not seen in absolute terms, but rather in an open, humanistic perspective, hence the title "genus" as a statement about human relations.
The skepticism towards binary positions is also highlighted in the music that deconstructs such oppositions as western music and world music and arrives at a new position in-between. The topics also change between the serious and the silly. "Verdenshjørner" (Corners of the World) speaks about "these eyes who call for me" as a reminder of the people around the world that can't be ignored, but there's also the less serious statement about drinking tea and partying on a Sunday on "Søndagsfest" (Sunday party). Somehow, the sacred and the profane, the serious and the silly, mix on an album that believes in art as a genuine opportunity for changing the perspective on the fixed positions in the world.
The best show I ever attended was the Zawinul Syndicate at the Blue Note in 1997. Being the youngest kids in the room, the host put us right in front of the band. The afro-beat electric set blew the roof off the building, an unforgettable sound
The best show I ever attended was the Zawinul Syndicate at the Blue Note in 1997. Being the youngest kids in the room, the host put us right in front of the band. The afro-beat electric set blew the roof off the building, an unforgettable sound. After, my girlfriend and I just sauntered up the stairs to the green room to meet the
band. I posed for a picture with Joe, after talking a little bit about boxing and how to stay healthy while the other guys in the band tore through a bucket of fried