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ARTIST
TITLE
Koncert!
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RER KD3 RER KD3
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/26/2007

2003 release. "The name means 'The End of Pain' in a personal language made up from bits of Yiddish and Latin. The band cut their teeth touring Europe in the late '80s, supporting the likes of cult diva Nico, and alternative rock icons Pere Ubu. In 1987, Dutch post-punk band The Ex invited them to Amsterdam to record their first album on their own Concurrel label. Since those early days, Kampec have refined their personal take on rock music, releasing 3 albums on the ReR label, including 1999's well received Rapid. Singer Gabi Kenderesi has developed her own wordless singing, using unknown languages and innovative vocal pyrotechnics; imagine traditional Hungarian singer Marta Sebestyen reincarnated as a new wave punk. Meanwhile, the guitar, bass and drums thrash out haunting mutated melodies, which also draw on traditional folk idioms. Effects enable guitars to masquerade as zithers, and the mix swims with bubbling electronics. And then there are the sensational interjections from soprano saxophone and violin, which caterwaul and cajole."