L'objet n°1 est en fait un album de post-punk, éléctro, avec quelques influences puisées dans le cabaret rock (d'où la pochette sans doute). L'objet n°2 est une brosse à dents ayant servi au tournage de La grande bouffe ; mise à prix : 100 euros.
Favorite track: The Baron Samedi's End.
“Paris' new electro-punk cabaret quintet, KatzKab…retains the iconoclastic genre-hopping sound and Dadaist mentality yet has a playful pop appeal in the vein of The B52s, Lena Lovich and Soft Cell.” - Intravenous Mag UK
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KatzKab is electro-punk-cabaret rising from the ashes of the late, much-heralded Katzenjammer Kabarett to awaken the dancing skeleton that sleeps within each of us. Female vocals courtesy of the seductive and charismatic Viktor B ride atop their hybrid music and syncopated rhythms, telling tales of alcohol, murder, voodoo and the edges of human nature. They sing tales from seedy local news to Darwin Awards in an absurd euphony.
KatzKab doesn't transcend genres so much as explode them wholesale. Musically, the group mixes cabaret, deathrock, synthpunk, and minimal-synth conventions with cockeyed abandon; post-punk guitar tones, post-Dresden-Dolls vocals and Euro-electro synthesizers all manage to find a place in their sonic palette. Of the many new acts who pick up on the old-school Bat Cave tricks of the past, KatzKab is one of the few that move beyond homage or pastiche. They are not afraid to inject a little Lene Lovich or Soft Cell playfulness and craziness here and there. Everything old is new again with these kids. Arty, weird, and brilliant.
Over the previous two years, KatzKab has proven their efficiency on stage, notably in Paris, Bruxelles or Berlin, thanks to the enthusiasm of Viktor B. and the energy of her bandmates, Klischee at the piano/synth, Mr. Guillotine at the bass guitar, Mr. Monsterhead at the guitar and Mr. Max at the drum.
For Objet N°1, the new formation gives their compositions a more pop, frantic and crazy appeal, mixing perfectly with the electro-punk energy always present in their work. There are enough wickedly witty moods and sonic textures coaxed forth by this talented quintet to give you a quirky, posh & drunk experimental journey.
Because Sam is singular talent. Aside from that he is a lover of music and the musicians advocate. His label has been a launching pad for more bands than I can count and he just has an ear for great music. Quinn the Eskimo
So many good songs on this album! "Across a thousand blades" has that classic dramatic-early-Black-tape-heartbroken-urgency to it. "Through sky blue rooms" is probably the purest expression of happiness I've ever heard. "You tangle within me" is so beautiful, whether the original version (see the 'Archive 01' EP) or this one--they have their own personalities yet each are able to touch me in the very same place in the same way with the greatest of ease... Scott