Album artwork for From the Stairwell by The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

The highly praised third album "From The Stairwell" of the Dutch cult ensemble from 2011 finally available again on cd & vinyl.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble are a project which has always been tied to films. Films are luxurious because they dispose of all these boring, unimportant, and trivial parts of our lives. This allows them to fully control our sensations, to put us in a very specific mood. Joy and sadness are occasionally OK, endless joy or endless sadness are clinical. But there is one sensation which can be persistent and unconditionally bearable at the same time. In the absence of a better alternative, let's call it "the mood". The mood is what TKDE are aiming at. The mood.

"From The Stairwell" is a surprise and a logical step at the same time. It is a surprise because the songs are far less beat-driv-en in comparison to TKDE's earlier works, and even contain a few hopeful tints here and there. It is a logical step because in the end each song turns to have a very diverse dramaturgic flow. At times, "From The Stairwell" makes you think of 60's soundtracks, but the organic feeling of those is always interwoven with mechanical elements. Altogether, every single of the numerous details present in TKDE's new songs feels to be at the right place and you can either just dive into the mood or pick one of the many aspects and enjoy it on its own.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

From the Stairwell

Denovali Records
Album artwork for From the Stairwell by The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
CD

$16.99

Released 10/30/2020Catalog Number

CD-DEN-86

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

From the Stairwell

Denovali Records
Album artwork for From the Stairwell by The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
CD

$16.99

Released 10/30/2020Catalog Number

CD-DEN-86

The highly praised third album "From The Stairwell" of the Dutch cult ensemble from 2011 finally available again on cd & vinyl.

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble are a project which has always been tied to films. Films are luxurious because they dispose of all these boring, unimportant, and trivial parts of our lives. This allows them to fully control our sensations, to put us in a very specific mood. Joy and sadness are occasionally OK, endless joy or endless sadness are clinical. But there is one sensation which can be persistent and unconditionally bearable at the same time. In the absence of a better alternative, let's call it "the mood". The mood is what TKDE are aiming at. The mood.

"From The Stairwell" is a surprise and a logical step at the same time. It is a surprise because the songs are far less beat-driv-en in comparison to TKDE's earlier works, and even contain a few hopeful tints here and there. It is a logical step because in the end each song turns to have a very diverse dramaturgic flow. At times, "From The Stairwell" makes you think of 60's soundtracks, but the organic feeling of those is always interwoven with mechanical elements. Altogether, every single of the numerous details present in TKDE's new songs feels to be at the right place and you can either just dive into the mood or pick one of the many aspects and enjoy it on its own.