King Khan — The Infinite Ones (Oct. 30, 2020)GERMANY flagUSA FLAG                                                          King Khan — The Infinite Ones (Oct. 30, 2020)  King Khan — The Infinite Ones (Oct. 30, 2020)■  „Planetární óda na Slunce“. Všechny kompozice pocházejí z jednoho místa v mé bipolární, serokobilní mysli. Seroquel (Seroquil) je první v nové třídě antipsychotických léků. Předpokládá se, že funguje snížením účinku dopaminu a serotoninu, dvou chemických přenašečů nalezených v mozku. Viz odkaz Drugs
■  „Je to stejná pocta velkým skladatelům, kteří mě inspirovali; Alice Coltrane, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Philip Kelan Cohran, Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, John Carpenter, Quincy Jones, Old Bollywood, Film Noir. Za 23 let, co jsem skladatelem hudby, jsem měl skvělou příležitost natočit několik filmů, které nikdy neměly žádnou komerční slávu. Tyto filmy byly vyrobeny z krve a potu filmových režisérů a jejich štábů, kteří neúnavně vytvářeli neuvěřitelné dokumenty, které lidstvo nakonec ignorovalo. Ale to je nikdy nezastavilo, ani mě to nezastaví. Tyto stopy pocházejí z nekonečného celuloidu, který běží hluboko v mé mysli, těle i duši. Za svého života jsem si nikdy nemyslel, že uvidím smrt „Celluloidu“ nebo „analogového záznamu“. Odmítám přijmout zprávy koronera o zmíněných smrtelných úrazech, takže zde nabízím kánon filmové předehry a analogové sebezáchovy, aby filmy v našich hlavách ještě nebyly natočeny.“Arish Ahmad Khan & his daughterLocation: Berlin, Germany
Album release: October 30, 2020
Record Label: Ernest Jenning Record Co./Khannibalism
Duration:     37:49
Tracks:
01. Wait Till The Stars Burn  2:43
02. Tribute To The Pharaoh’s Den   3:39
03. (White Nile) Flows Through Memphis   6:02
04. A Hard Rain’s Gotta Fall   2:19
05. Theme Of Yahya   2:12
06. Mister Mystery   2:01
07. Xango Rising   5:00
08. The World Will Never Know   2:30
09. Trail Of Tears   2:44
10. Follow The Mantis   4:44
11. Hal   3:55
Personnel:
■  feat. Marshall Allen & Knoel Scott (Sun Ra Arkestra)
■  John Convertino & Martin Wenk (Calexico)
■  Brontez Purnell (Younger Lovers)
■  Ben Ra (King Khan & The Shrines)
■  Davide Zolli (The Mojomatics)
■  King Khan — Astro Infinity Bass. Marshall Allen — Evi & Alto Sax. Knoel Scott — Baritone & Alto Sax. Torben Wesche — Soprano & Tenor Sax. John Convertino — Thunder Drum, Marimbas & Percussions. Brontez Purnell — Drums & Percussions. Davide Zolli — Percussions. Other detail at Bandcamp.King KhanReview
★   Something about the vibe of this completely wonderful album, and the milieu which its record label inhabits, puts one in mind of Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s self~published limited~editions of the 1960s. These were, according to information given on page three, “Printed, published, freaked out, & zapped by the Fuck You/ press at a secret grope~bunker somewhere in the Lower East Side, New York City, U.S.A.”
★   King Khan (a.k.a. A.A. Khan or the artist formerly known as The Blacksnake) is a composer and multi~instrumentalist based in Berlin, where he operates the Khannibalism label and records and produces at Moon Studio. Khannibalism’s off~the~wall catalogue spans music and the spoken word. There is a direct link to Ferlinghetti and the Beats in the label’s 2016 album Let Me Hang You, which features extracts from The Naked Lunch read by William S. Burroughs. (The producer and Burroughs associate Hal Willner had sent Khan the tapes and asked him to add his gris gris, which he did with the help of guitarist Bill Frisell, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, trumpeter El Congo Allen and others).
★   Musically, The Infinite Ones is inspired by the moody electric musings of Miles Davis and the space music of Sun Ra. Among the fourteen~strong collective personnel are Arkestra reed players Marshall Allen and Knoel Scott, who are featured on two tracks. Check the Black Lives Matter~focused YouTube accompanying “Follow The Mantis,” featuring El Congo Allen, for some of that old Davis~inspired magic. Or hear fellow trumpeter Martin Wenk’s take of it on “(White Nile) Flows Through Memphis.” Trumpets figure large in the nine tracks not featuring Marshall Allen and Knoel Scott — as do sumptuous, non~thumping grooves. The album ends with “Hal,” dedicated to Hal Willner, who passed in April 2020.
★   Khan says that the album is : “a tribute to the great composers who have inspired me: Alice Coltrane, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Philip Kelan Cohran, Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, John Carpenter, Quincy Jones, Old Bollywood, Film Noir, to name just a few…. In my lifetime I never thought I would see the deaths of ‘Celluloid’ or ‘analog recording.’ I refuse to accept the coroner reports on said fatalities, so here is my offering to the canon of cinematic overtures and analog self~preservation, for the films in our heads yet to be made.” A total, magical, wrap~around, deep strata, Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, stone delight. 
INTERVIEW. Brenna Ehrlich, June 29, 2017:
★   https://tidal.com/magazine/article/meet-the-parents-king-khan-and-saba-lou/1-39544
★   https://khannibalism.bandcamp.com/album/the-infinite-ones-2
CHRIS MAY, October 17, 2020; Score: ★★★★
★   https://www.allaboutjazz.com/the-infinite-ones-king-khan-khannabilism
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Label: https://coloredvinylrecords.com/label/khannibalism