Space is the Place: Klimaforandringer + Seb El Zin “Grand Bazar”

Thursday, December 6, music starts 21:00, €9 / students €6 / We Are Public members get in free.

Klimaforandringer (the Danish term for climate change) is a sextet assembled around various musical concepts stemming from various corners of the world. As a result, this caravan’s pulsating compositions contain multiple layers of everything from West African polyrhythm to Western 70’s psychedelic guitars. The orchestra’s members have gathered across different latitudes of the Danish music scene and have ties to diverse acts such as SVIN, Bisse, Under Byen, and Horse Orchestra . As the unit Klimaforandringer they collect and transform far-reaching inspiration into unpredictable afro psych with elements from acid rock, kraut, and improv.

The compositions are complex, but the contemplative lyrics penned in Danish and structured as simple, haiku-like stanzas about universal topics pull the band’s global views down to earth. Greatly inspired by African attitudes towards making music and poetry, the communication of themes such as sense of belonging and the transitoriness of life is a joint affair.

Who said globalization would bring along uniformity ?! Seb el Zin’s latest cyber-oriental album proves the opposite: for our greatest joy the differences aren’t ready yet to dissolve themselves within the outstanding seamless whole. Grand Bazar provides a sound straight from the future evoking the fantasy of the Ottoman East, sumptuous and sensual like the time-engraved Byzantium.

The cyber-punk and cold-electro accents of this tribal-futuristic creation accomplish the salutary turn of grace of offering a modern European sonic identity proudly integrating its latest oriental contributions.

For this artist, “Music is Politics”: started during the Gezi Park riots in Istanbul, Seb el Zin’s new album embodies the progressive rage of a youth holding on to its roots but without borders nor boundaries.
Grand Bazaar is a cry of revolt dancing against fear and division, a unifying shockwave inspiring the feeling of being alive, simply…