Lampedusa Lullaby, the ACT debut of the quartet KUU!, was critically acclaimed in 2018 - and with unusual terms, because there was no pigeonhole for this music yet. In the Süddeutsche, "cubist rock music" and "wonderful, hard poetry" were heard. The magazine Kultur had the headline "ProtoPostPunkJazz". Enthusiasts were all. "Basically, we just want to play. Good concerts with this band are blissful," says guitarist Kalle Kalima. Singer Jelena Kuljić adds, "When we play, it's pure paradise." For the audience, too. Completed by guitarist Frank Möbus and drummer Christian Lillinger, KUU! were on the road and celebrated at big festivals and hip clubs. So it would have continued, but then came Corona ... studio work! New songs were needed to keep the band fresh and vital for the future. The now changed everything: the communication, the processes, the themes. It was spooky and unsettling, as if a dystopian future was suddenly present. Anyway, KUU! - which means moon in Finnish - had been thinking about setting the lyrics of the new album in a near future. The world of Blade Runner, however, was suddenly reality: paranoia, control, power and mistrust, the counterfeiting of the world, environmental destruction, humans versus robots.
Contributors and additional information:
Jelena Kuljić / vocals
Kalle Kalima / guitar & bass
Frank Möbus / guitar
Christian Lillinger / drums
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