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).
We're thrilled to see local and national bands live at Gessnerallee again. One of the first of them is Kush K - the concert should have taken place in March 2022 at Gessnerallee, but was postponed due to Corona. The band name is derived from the pseudonym Kush Khazeela of band member Catia Lanfranchi. Kush K released their first album Lotophagi in 2020, which won the Indiesuisse "Album of the Year" award, and the band was scheduled to perform at the 2020 Great Escape Festival in Brighton. And then the pandemic intervened. The band used this time to record a second album with producer and percussionist Domi Chansorn, which was released in September last year: Your Humming. For this album they went directly into the studio without rehearsing any songs beforehand, so that they could improvise a lot. It's time to hear their music at Gessnerallee!