The third album of Jason Köhnen‘s (ex-THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE, MANSUR) new project, THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET, is officially released via Debemur Morti Productions on CD, vinyl and digitally. “Miserere” assembles disharmonious Darkjazz moments, Ambient & Drone noises and Black, Death as well as Doom Metal sounds. Through this extraordinaire mixture, THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET offer a travel into the most sinister depths of the Darkjazz genre – a trip highly recommended to all fans of David Lynch movie scores.
Jason notes about “Miserere“:
“This new adaptation of “Miserere” wanders into the darkest corners of the human soul: Doomjazz mercilessly mixed with the ambience of Black Metal, Gregorian soprano singing juxtaposed with unholy cavernous screams. “Miserere” aims to find the darkest parts of the spirit. Repentance, penitence, grief, mourning and humiliation. The first ever recorded Doomjazz Blackmass!“
Check the full album stream on the label’s YouTube channel or via Bandcamp:
“Miserere” receives praise from the press all over the world:
“It basically finds the middle ground you didn’t know existed between Jazz, classical, and Goth music.” (New Noise)
“[…] to experience “Miserere” is to be subject to a force that resides within yet somehow beyond the music, somewhere in the deteriorating stone labyrinths of the soul. Ethereal, entrancing, mysterious and magical.” (The Midland Rocks)
“Definitely pitch-black; recommended to all fans of THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE, if they are willing to stare into the front yard of hell.” (Legacy)
“Miserere” is available on CD, vinyl and digitally with appropriate merch (t-shirts, zip hoodies, patches & pins). Orders are possible via the label’s EU, US and Bandcamp shops.
THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET is one of the many projects from multi-instrumentalist Jason Köhnen. Renowned for his previous projects BONG-RA or THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE and THE MOUNT FUJI DOOMJAZZ CORPORATION.
Köhnen coined the term “Darkjazz” back in 1999 when he composed a track entitled ‘Darkjazz‘ for his 2001 “Darkbreaks” EP. From that point embarking on a long musical journey into dark experimentations with the jazz sound palette in combination with a plethora of genres.
THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET was evoked after a void appeared with the ending of his other Darkjazz outlets, firstly TKDE and TMFDJC and then the short lived THE THING WITH FIVE EYES project which saw Köhnen‘s first flirtations with Arabic scales and instruments, progressively transforming into his MANSUR project together with ex-PHURPA member Dmitry El Demerdashi and avantgarde metal THY CATAFALQUE vocalist Martina Hórvath.
Köhnen‘s approach to his releases with THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET are to open the spectrum of Darkjazz in all its wonderful and mysterious facets. Seeing each release as a script and soundtrack to a different movie, setting a different pace and atmosphere and playing with unorthodox climaxes and atmospheres. The projects hosts a list of dedicated guest musicians, who all participate as the leading actors in these scripts, all playing a crucial role in the soundtracks of these non-existing movies.
THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET releases albums on Denovali Records and Debemur Morti Productions, in a way where the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde part of this project comes to its best and most creative fruition.
Apart from the conceptual audio releases, THE LOVECRAFT SEXTET also navigates through the multi-disciplinary arts. The “In Memoriam” release saw a first in a series of short stories and audiobooks combined with an album. Future releases will see more art disciplines combined as a release.