• TO AWAKE IN THAT HEAVEN OF FREEDOM by King Champion Sounds

The new, third album by King Champion Sounds. A double album with 19 new pieces, and a lot of guest-appearances.
A staggering symbiosis of styles and astonishing tastiness: psychedelic kraut, post-punk dub, spiritual free jazz, spoken word poetry, spooky soundscapes, seducing elektronics, you name it. (Comes with free CD inside with bonus tracks.)

Ajay Saggar - guitar, melodica, piano, synthesiser, harmonium, omnichord, xylophone, electronica, programming / G.W. Sok - vocals / Oli Heffernan - bass, organ, piano, power sander, field recordings / Mees Siderius - drums, percussion, piano / Ditmer Weertman - saxophone, clarinet / Chris Moerland - trombone, tuba / Danielle Eden Johnson - guitar
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J. Mascis - guitar (1.1) / Johannes v/d Weert - vocals (1.2) / Remko Schouten - HEY! vocals (1.2) / MIike Watt - vocals (1.3) / Alasdair Roberts - acoustic guitar, vocals (1.3) / Mick Derrick - vocals (1.4) / Max Bruins - vocals (1.9) / Tom Carter - guitar (2.2) / Saskia v/d Giessen - violin (1.2, 1.3, 2.5) / Kay Kesting - cello (1.2, 1.3, 2.5) / Ab Baars - saxophone, clarinet (1.3, 2.6)
Mastered at Dubplates & Mastering (Berlin) by Helmut Erler.

Tracklist

disc 1

  1. MICE RATS ROACHES
  2. WHAT I MEAN
  3. SMALLEST TRIBE IN THE WORLD
  4. LEARNING THE GAME
  5. THAT *#$! BUS AGAIN
  6. SPY SOUP
  7. KROMMENIE FIFE AND DRUM CORPS
  8. POINT BLANK
  9. OLD CHATTOX HIDES IN AVENHAM PARK

disc 2

  1. IF WE MUST TRY
  2. LAST NIGHT WE SAW A P.O.L.T.E.R.G.E.I.S.T.
  3. STORY STUCK
  4. OSORIO 1.2.3
  5. A FOGGY DAY IN ROTTERDAM
  6. BAARSIDERIUS 1
  7. GETTING TIRED
  8. COOL 'TRANE

cd bonus tracks

  1. DRUM'N'BASS FOR AB
  2. BAARSIDERIUS 2

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"Hoe verschillend soms ook, alles past op wonderlijke wijze bij elkaar en de rijke sound is een weldaad voor de oren en goed voor een grote glimlach." – OPDUVEL

"Muziek die je zo ongeveer elke vijf minuten versteld doet staan. (...) Een muzikaal feest." – Gijsbert Kamer / DE VOLKSKRANT

"Het is precies zo’n avontuurlijk album vol vrije geluiden geworden, waarover je eigenlijk alleen durft te dromen maar hier werkelijkheid is geworden. Ze weten ze telkens te verrassen met innovatief geluid en gewoonweg ijzersterke muziek. Tevens tref je er twee sterke bewerkingen van Buddy Holly nummers aan. Om een indruk te krijgen moet je denken aan een potpourri van The Fall, The Ex, Fugazi, Mahmoud Ahmed, Red Sparowes, Oiseaux-Tempête en Captain Beefheart. Een meeslepend, avontuurlijk en weergaloos unicum."
– Jan Willem Broek / HET SCHADUWKABINET

"Een voluptueuze dubbelaar die je alle hoeken van de kamer laat zien." – Guy Peters / ENOLA.BE

"Spoiler alert: hij verveelt geen seconde." – Erik van den Berg / OOR

"It's a glorious, sprawling, groovy, jumbled head-fuck. 19 tracks of eclec-tricity." – RL / ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE

"A blistering experiment in sound. Verdict: Epic in scope and variety." – Duncan Haskell / SONGWRITING

TO AWAKE IN THAT HEAVEN OF FREEDOM by King Champion Sounds

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