Monday, 10 March 2014
The music oscillates between two Ninas, Simone and Hagen, and the lyrics are in English, German and Serbian, reflecting the band’s multicultural richness.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
KUU! BIOS Jelena Kuljic - Vocals, Kalle Kalima - Guitar, Frank Möbus - Guitar, Christian Lillinger Drums
Uber sharp whorl. Electro-dance, Berliner Royal Jazzpunk cascades of Lillinger. Kuljic sings sovereign with a voice of steel and dark chocolate. Zappa bends the melody line into a maze. Moebus plinks delicious raindrop notes, from a dream Kalima carves the climate. KUU! fights its way on paths paved with two guitars. Music in theater, ballads for Jim Jarmush. Please touch it now! The debutalbum "Sex gegen Essen" was released at Shoebill Music in March 2014.
Along with her own band, Yelena K & The Love Trio, Jelena Kuljic has been a featured guest in many music projects, such as Y Move (MinorMusic) and Fasil (ECM). As a singer and actress she has worked extensively with the prominent directors, David Marton and Constanza Macras. Some of their productions have included such important theaters as Vienna’s Burg Theater, Volksbuehne Berlin, Schaubühne, Thalia Theatre Hamburg,The Royal Theater of Copenhagen, etc.
Kalle Kalima has released albums with his group Klima Kalima and with the group Johnny La Marama. He has worked with many musicians, such as trumpet player Tomasz Stanko, sax player Anthony Braxton, and bass players Sirone and Greg Cohen, guitarist Marc Ducret, composer Simon Stockhausen, drummer Tony Allen and singer Linda Sharrock. He is also playing with Jimi Tenor, Finnish underground pop star.
Frank Möbus is leading the group Der Rote Bereich (ACT, Intakt) and is a member ofCarlos Bica Azul (Enja, Clean Feed), Erdmann/Rohrer 4tett (Intakt), Raw Vision (Unit Records) and Wiesendanger/Möbus/Hemingway. He has worked with Ray Anderson, Kenny Wheeler, Louis Sclavis, Mark Helias, Chris Speed, Han Bennink, John Davis, Kevin Coyne, etc. Since 2006 he has been working as a producer for several artists.
Christian Lillinger plays in the Trio Hyperactive Kid. He is leading the group GRUND, which has released 2 albums on the Clean Feed label. 2013 he became the Composition Grant from the city of Berlin. He has worked with Joachim Kühn, Beat Furrer, Zeitkratzer, John Tchicai, David Liebmann, Joe Lovano, Miroslav Vitous, Tony Malaby and others.