may, 2011


Event Details

Death Jazz | 06. april 2011 | Café Mono
22:00 | 100,- | Del på Facebook
“Spaced-out Krautrock-meets drummy-disco dance party” (XLR8R Magazine)
K-X-P is a drums, bass and synth trio from Helsinki, Finland, born out of the
fire and ashes of the seminal Op:l Bastards and The Lefthanded, both of
which were led by Timo Kaukolampi. The band is comprised of Timo
Kaukolampi (electronics, vocals), Tuomo Puranen (bass and keyboards) and
rotating drummers Anssi Nykänen and Tomi Leppanen. The band mixes
electronics, krautrock, noise, and even rockabilly into a hypnotic and minimal
motorik groove inspired by Raymond Scott, Moondog and Martin Rev, and
remindful of Spacemen 3, This Heat, 23 Skidoo, Suicide and NEU!.
The musical background of K-X-P’s members varies wildly, ranging from the
disco-idiotism-turned-into-spiritual-hide-and-seek of Op:l Bastards, to the
fusion and free jazz explorations of Pekka Pohjola, of which Anssi Nykänen
was a member, and Jimi Tenor, in which Tuomo Puranen played, to the
Kraftwerk-ish visions and East European soulscapes of Tomi Leppanen’s
former band,Aavikko. Timo Kaukolampi is possibly best known as Annie’s
main producer and co-writer; he’s the individual who connected Annie with
Smalltown Supersound and led to STSS releasing her 2009 album, Don’t Stop.
K-X-P initially began to form in 2006 when Timo gave Smalltown Supersound
some demos of a new project he was working on. Smalltown Supersound’s
Joakim Haugland was completely blown away and in an effort to convince the
not-yet-formed band to become an official unit, he booked them a gig in Oslo
in 2007. Gradually forming around very loosely organized studio sessions
based on Timo Kaukolampi’s programmed ideas, the Finns turned into the
groove entity that is now K-X-P. The self-titled album was finally delivered to
Smalltown Supersound in December of 2009.
Glasgow’s Optimo has been a strong supporter of the band from the
beginning. Before K-X-P finished recording the new album, Optimo remixed
their “18 Hours (Of Love)”. They also invited the band to be one of the final
performers to play at their legendary Sunday club in Glasgow, Subclub.
Download/listen to/share K-X-P’s “18 Hours (Of Love)” here:

“Rough, binary and depraved. K-X-P make accelerated krautrock which at points swerves into live three-piece techno”
(Clash Magazine)


(Friday) 21:00


Café Mono

Café Mono, Pløens gate 4, 0188 Oslo


Death Jazz