The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (2006)

I saw this ensemble live in Roadburn Festival, at either the 2011 or 2012 edition. The work they performed there was much more ambient, downtempo and minimal than this self-titled record. It is an album that reminds me of Ulver’s Perdition City, yet of course sounds nothing like Perdition City. The self-titled offering of Darkjazz here however is a cinematic, urban offering that flitters between traditional instrumentation and pulsing electronic passages; one works off the other and so on and so forth. Some of the tracks are pretty intense, whilst others are rather beautiful. Perfect Sunday listening, if I ever heard it.