Snail Charmers

by SKNAIL

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Christopher Møklebust
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Christopher Møklebust SKNAIL's Snail Charmers is a kind of futuristic jazzism that paints the picture of some dystopian technological debacle in which the man monitors, with surgical precision, even those who listen to the more avant-garde of tunes and deems them a threat to society. It's an inherently political statement. This should be required listening for those who profess Hip-Hop and Rap to be the only real medium - so they can sense the sound of real creative genius within a genre so full of flaw. Favorite track: I shot the robot.
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Imagine an old-fashioned jazz club, dark and filled with smoke. A singer, five top notch musicians, breathtaking improvisations. Now transpose the same scene into the year 3147! SKNAIL, a Swiss composer and producer, has done just that and presents a 2nd album of visionary, organic jazz, some sort of a musical sci-fi novel, in which the « not- quite-humans-anymore » play the music of their ancestors, digging it up from some faraway place in their memory. The warmth of the acoustic instruments confronts cold electronics and takes the listener on a journey into the jazz of the distant future, delicate and pure. From their futuristic and ultra-technological world the Snail Charmers are transmitting an important message with the help of Nya’s voice.

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released April 17, 2015

SKNAIL : production, electronics, programming
Nya : vocals
Patrice Moret : double bass
Yannick Barman : trumpet
Philippe Ehinger : bass clarinet
Guy-François Leuenberger : piano
Alain Dessauges : double bass

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SKNAIL Switzerland

SKNAIL is a glitch jazz project that spearheads the sci-fi fusion of jazz and the dark side of modern electronics. Listening to the SKNAIL's music is like stepping into a mercurial soundscape where drums are replaced by subtle, finely-tuned scratches and digital malfunctions. ... more

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