Fast-paced lo-fi Noise Rock from Bavaria, Germany. Noisy, high-pitched guitar, heavy, downtuned bass, bongos and other percussion instead of a drumkit.
The Edward Kasperl Band was formed in 2004 in Tittmoning/Bavaria/Germany by lead singer/guitarist Edward Kasperl, bongoist C.A. Sinclair and guitarist
Der Finstere Imperator. The three-piece soon recorded their groundbreaking debut EP "Tittmoning Vs The World".
After the release they fired Imperator to recruit a bassist instead: Fät Tsöäck. In 2005, they recorded their second EP, "EKB Bleibt", which took their music to new extremes having a more complex and cacophonous sound.
In mid 2006 EKB released their debut album, "Brother Brain", containing 16 tracks of frantic, fast-paced noise rock with heavy, grinding, noisy (but undistorted)bass.
In late 2006, EKB recruited a second percussionist, Bo Riss, who plays things an Indian dholak drum or Tibetan temple cymbals. With Bo, EKB recorded their 2nd full-length album, "Spastische Klanglandschaften", which took an entirely different route than earlier records: Instead of consisting of many short songs, this new album consists of 4 lengthy, improvised numbers. In 2007, EKB completed their new album, Magus (13 songs, 29 mins). Percussionist Bo Riss plays an electronic drum kit on most of the songs, giving them a stronger rhythmic backbone (and C.A. more room for improvisations) than before. But at the same time, the band began branching out, taking on a less riff-driven approach and exploring post-punk, psychedelia and industrial music.
Cows, Sonic Youth, Melvins, Big Black, Shellac, NoMeansNo, Mercury Rev, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Boris, Boredoms, Beatles, Black Dice, Earth, Butthole Surfers, Lightning Bolt, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan.
E. Kasperl: Fender Stratocaster guitar, Cry Baby wah-wah pedal, 15-watt el-cheapo guitar amp
F. Tsöäck: Ibanez Soundgear GSR 200 bass, 15 watts bass amp, also uses Edward's guitar amp sometimes.
C.A. Sinclair: Bongos
Bo Riss: Dholak drum, Tibetan temple cymbals, other percussion instruments
Our new album, Spastische Klanglandschaften is now up its entirety. Please note that intros and outros of 3 of the 4 songs ("Anna, Fritz", "Spasti", "Ur Anus") had to be cut due to upload restrictions. We'll call these "Sounclick Edits".