Klaus Johann Grobe's twice sold out mini album is being released digitally and has already been played on Radio One by Temples as their show and tell track (Koordinaten).
"Swiss duo, Klaus Johann Grobe, play a kind of danceable Krautrock informed by early '80's New York punk funk pioneers such as ESG......" Shindig.
Driven by an organic yet metronomic beat aligned with synth, chant-like vocals and a monstrous funky bass, this is seriously bum-waggling electro-freak goodness. The music does seem to aim towards a certain kind of hypnosis, particulary as the sleeping pill echo-heavy vocals cycle over the locked grooves the pair throw down.
This band are certainly aiming towards the more dance-orientated arena of Kraut music, aligning the metro pulse of Klaus Dinger and Kraftwerk's calculators to more biological factors - kind of like moss growing on the mainframe.
The duo played selected UK dates in early 2013 in support of their vinyl album release which gained a great Shindig review, Louder than War "Artist of the Day" and Norman Records Single of the Week. After selling out twice (once as a private pressing by the band and also as the UK release by The Sound of Salvation) the album has now been released digitally with worldwide distribution.
Klaus Johann Grobe will return to the UK in September 2013 with a single release to coincide with their UK tour and appearance at the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.
25th September: Central Station, Wrexham, with Psychic Ill's
26th September: The Underground, Stoke
27th September: The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia
28th September: The Labour Club, Northampton
30th September: The Washington, Sheffield with The Holydrug Couple
2nd October: Oporto, Leeds
3rd October: Mondo Fuzz @ Global Cafe, Reading
4th October: Klub Motorik @ The windmill, London