Artist: KHAN

Titel: THE ENLIGHTENMENT MACHINE

Label: Albumlabel

Cat# : ALB002

Format: CD / LP / Digital

Release: 21.03.2014 (Digital), 04.04.2014 (CD / LP)

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A nun in Berlin seeking enlightenment. Khan as a male hustler on “1-900 Get-Khan” (Matador) including his own phone sex line. Khan the torch singer Gothic Bunny on “Who Never Rests” (Tomlab), as the “Last Standing Disco Band” with Captain Comatose (Playhouse), once around the planet and off into space, and now as the bearded big city nun on Albumlabel. The songs on “The Enlightenment Machine” tell small tales of ethics gone astray, interchanged sexes and cheap pearls of wisdom that somehow ring true in the end. “The Enlightenment Machine” is inspired by Brion Gysin’s Dream Machine. The eternal spinning of the turntable, boring into the future like a helix. These locked grooves serve as the basis of all the tracks on Khan’s new album. They contain dense dub echoes, live percussions, deep sub-basses and the ghostly cello of New York guest musician Julia Kent. “The Enlightenment Machine” requires the same thing a dream machine does: to sit in front of it quietly with closed eyes and allow oneself to be illumi- nated. Groups are also accepted. Welcome to “The Enlightenment Machine”.

 

TRACKLISTING

  • 01 // YOU LIKE LIKE I LIKE
  • 02 // PRETTY IN RED
  • 03 // EVERYBODY IS A BELL
  • 04 // MESSAGE IN A COKE BOTTLE
  • 05 // THE ENLIGHTENMENT MACHINE
  • 06 // NO SOUL
  • 07 // THE FUTURE (IS IMMORTAL)
  • 08 // PICK A POINT
  • 09 // THE END (WILL BE PRETTY)
  • 10 // REPRISE

all tracks written and produced & performed by can “khan” oral, published by copyright control /// cello on “everybody is a bell” and “no soul” by julia kent

 

VIDEO: KHAN - EVERYBODY IS A BELL

 

TOURDATES

Jun 15th - Ger - Bremerhaven - Stadttheater (live)
Jul 18th - Ger - Bremen Theater (live)
Jul 19th - Ger - Frankfurt - Tanzhaus (live)
Aug 04th - Ger - Berlin - Krake Festival (live)
Sep 19th - Ita - Torino - Bla Bla (live)
Sep 20th - Ita - Bologna - Locomotive (live)

more to be announced...