KUHN FU – Kuhnspiracy

Failure, death and humanity. These are the topics of Kuhnspiracy, the second album of the Groningen based Band KUHN FU, released on UNIT Records. It is a sarcastic view on life but with a glimpse of optimism, not taking itself too seriously.

KUHN FU has been on the road in 7 countries for the last two years, playing over 100 concerts and driving thousands of miles in a blue Ford Transit called Günther. Then we decided it’s time record a record and went all analog at the famous Clouds Hill Studios in Hamburg, mixing at LowSwing Studios Berlin, mastering at Amsterdam Mastering and let the Viennese illustrator Artur Bodenstein draw a dark cover that resembles all the characters which appear in the music. Because after all, Vienna is the city of the romantic and where they invented the depression.

The influence classical music had on this record is undeniable and maybe that makes it, considering the instrumentation and intensity, a peculiar patchwork. The compositions are all written by Christian Achim Kühn, but only on stage through many concerts they could be shaped as they appear on the record. No overdubbing and almost no editing has been done in the studio. What you hear are full on live performances recorded on 2’’ tape. The focus is not on improvisation but on telling a story as an ensemble with dynamic extremes.

Everything has been done with great care for detail. It’s a record that’s totally KUHN FU and stylistically hard to define, a subjective eclectic view on music and life.

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