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The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation [NL]

Genres: dark ambient, drone, experimental, ambient, jazz

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation is the improvised alter-ego of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Both feature the same line-up of musicians, but there is a noticeable change: the improvised music created under the label of The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation is MUCH darker. Spacey compositions, filled with strong electronic beats, jazz trumpets and melancholic string instrumentations serve as background for the awesome visualisations. But not just any visualisations, as the musicians are fans of cinema and they create music to their favourite movies; the audience can always expect some well-know, cult director names to be mentioned in these movies/visualisations. Their most recent album called “Succubus” was created as a soundtrack for Jess Franco's movie released in 1969. History of “Succubus”'s creation is quite simple: the band met in one of Amsterdam's squats, where they started to improvise with various background sounds, and later the recorded material was released in the form of a full-length. During the show in Wrocław, The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation will present a live soundtrack for David Lynch's “Elephant Man”. It is hard to tell what to expect from such a event, but the band promises some classy entertainment. The music will be 100% improvised.

A few words of introduction to the movie:
It was created by David Lynch in 1980 and received 8 Oscar nominations – including “for best movie”. It also received some other prestigious awards: the Golden Globe, the Caesar and the Japanese Movie Academy award. It tells the tragic story of John R. Merrick, who suffers from a congenital disorder known as the Proteus Syndrome, which greatly deformed his head. That is why he is called the “Elephant Man” and is one of the attractions of a country fair circus. But the poor man's life takes a turn, when his interesting medical condition grasps Frederick Treves', who is a medical doctor, attention. John is transported to a hospital in London, where he regains faith in himself and dignity – things he lost due to the years spent at the circus.

Nina Hitz : cello
Sarah Anderson : violin
Gideon Kiers : electronics
Jason kohnen : bass

Formed: 2000
Orgin: Utrecht, Holandia

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