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by The Thing With Five Eyes

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Tom Colquhoun A crawling chaos that dances in the dark borderlands of familiar and imagined, seductive and haunting, wreathed in ceremonial incense and threat; sleek and vivacious brass lines that lead you astray and into the droning void, squalls of black desert winds that toy with the listener.... echoes of the brilliant Kilimanjaro and Fuji sure, but this is something much more enchanting. Favorite track: Selenga.
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tobias_rieper Just as curious as his other project Mansur with Martina Horvát. When I heard the female oriental singing, I was immediately estranged. The 3rd song changed my mind. The vocals are upfront only in the first few tracks. The 5th song is worthy of an epic moment in film. The closing track is foreboding. Ethnic influences and the "wandering" trumpet are welcome.

If you want more familiar darkjazz, check out the first track from the free compilation. Favorite track: Nehex.
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Salem 06:14
Hedra 05:24
Alma 04:39
Zigurhat 04:32
Nakba 06:06
Taurus 05:56
Nehex 07:37
Qun 03:36
Selenga 04:57
Määl 03:06


There is a memory of a forgotten past, or an unknown future. That momentary seed of thought of a time where the unearthly and the spiritual reigned supreme.
An abundant force of the senses ; linking to the deeper paths of consciousness. Where our roots merged and linked with the universal network of thought.
Where magic and mystery where not seen as illusion, but a treasure of collective inspiration. Captured in the now and the endless, the same and the opposite intertwined, the light and the dark.

The Thing With Five Eyes is Jason Kohnen’s phoenix rising from his previous disassembled ‘darkjazz’ projects The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation.
The continual journey into unknown musical territories. ‘Noirabesque’ is that current day journey into those worlds that have been or are still to come. A boundless universe.
On this adventure Kohnen is accompanied by Algerian / French singer Leila Bounous, who perfectly adds the oriental and mystical vocal timbre to the album.


released January 1, 2018

Vocals by Leila Bounous
Trupmet by Izzy Op De Beeck
Artwork by Zepha
Mastered by Ténèbre
All songs written and composed by Jason Kohnen
Creative management by Stephanie Sweron


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All round multi-instrumentalist. Producer and composer. No rules. No compromise.

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