Beta EP

by Marquis Malanga

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Their latest release, entitled Beta, is an audacious four song journey through emotionally volatile blends of male-female vocal harmonies, padded with warm flurries of textured analog synth lines and tactile sound design. Lyrically the EP documents an artist's never-ending struggle to beat the mundane with techni-colorful outbursts of imagination. The band describe the EP as a soundtrack to a road movie scripted by Tarantino, directed with Gondry's dreamy sensibility.

The four song opus was penned in its entirety during a chocolate and cheese fueled series of sessions held in a secluded chalet in the Swiss Alps. It's divided into two parts, the A-Side which represents the band's more introspective songwriting, and the B-Side which mirrors their energetic, epic live shows. Studio nerds will be happy to geek out over the list of analog gear featured on these recordings: the original Korg MS-20, the Juno-60, the Casiotone CT-410V, an MFB, a vintage Zither, a whole bunch of Moogerfoogers, a Crumar Bit-01, and the Korg Polysynth. The EP is supported by an intensely graphic video for the lead-in song, Crestfallen, created by Berlin's own Tokyo Data Collective, which features a rare appearance of an original Messerschmitt.

Kamikaze are Swiss polyglot multi-instrumentalists: Fabio Pinto (synth, guitar, vocals), Claire Huguenin (synth, guitar, vocals), Jeremias Keller (bass, vocals) and Alexandre Maurer (drums, electronics).

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released May 23, 2014

Fabio Pinto (synth, guit, voc)
Claire Huguenin (synth, guit, voc)
Jeremias Keller (bass, voc)
Alexandre Maurer (drums, electronics)

Mixed by Christoph Utzinger, Bern
Mastered by Lupo Lubich at Calyx, Berlin
Artwork by Tokyo Data Collective

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Marquis Malanga Bern, Switzerland

MARQUIS MALANGA MAKE HOT BLOODED, RECKLESSLY CONFIDENT, HIGHLY AFFECTING, ELECTRONICALLY INFLECTED POP MUSIC. MARQUIS MALANGA ARE SWISS POLYGLOT MULTI-INSTRUMENTALISTS BASED BETWEEN BERLIN AND LUGANO.

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