Words (Aren’t Always Needed).

The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (aka The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation) is probably one of the coolest names for a band I’ve ever heard. The name alone was enough to spark my interest and listen to their music.

‘Here Be Dragons’ is the name of their latest album, and I can honestly say that I haven’t heard such a warm, captivating, familiar yet unsettling work in a long time. The album reminds me of the darker, murkier side of the Polish Jazz duo Skalpel.

It’s certainly an album that demands the listener’s attention, from the groaning intro of ‘Lead Squid’ right up until the breathy, almost aged, metallic outro of ‘The MacGuffin’. It’s certainly not an album you’ll be able to have in the background while doing other things. Casual listeners may find themselves out of their depth, but Jazz listeners who haven’t yet explored the realms of experimental or even drone Jazz should lap this up.

Click here to download.

Listen below.

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