Door opening: 20:30
Lotophagi* is the first longplay of the band Kush K - Catia, Pascal, Paul and Nicola. The intimacy of this community finds a classical form in eight songs. They are songs of intoxication; of narcosis and ecstasy. Of the collision of people. And it's electric: Kush K put the rhythmic urge of the early 60s into psychotropic vibrations, believe in the narration of the folk song as well as in its complete dissolution in the collective. That they are at the same time dissolute and elegant, it is perhaps their most beautiful trick.
In ritual, the band faces each other, in semi-darkness, in a circle - the songs on Lotophagi always embody directness. Everything is played on tape in a larger movement, sometimes a single microphone is enough for the feeling of perfection. And maybe even the coincidence tunes in: a car roars past or the
opening of the trouser button becomes eternal. It is to this attitude that the album owes its grain, its flicker - a carpet of noise. The unspeakable can get caught in the fluff.
Kush K are: Catia Lanfranchi (voice, synthesizer, organ), Pascal Eugster (bass, guitar, voice), Paul Amereller (drums, voice) and Nicola Habegger (guitar, bass, flugelhorn, voice).