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Klimt 1918

What’s Klimt 1918? Klimt1918 is a mix of ‘80s dark-wave,’90s & ‘00s indie-postrock and hard rock – metal music that figured in the formative way of the band since the origins. It may be this musical grounding that leads the band to suggest that choice.

“Year by year we find even more our own direction”, Marco says. “Our aim is to find an identity following our “post-modern” way to see, play and compose music”. Many influences are mixed, adding many sounds from many kinds of music, creating an hybrid that has keeped together through our personality and our o ...read more

What’s Klimt 1918? Klimt1918 is a mix of ‘80s dark-wave,’90s & ‘00s indie-postrock and hard rock – metal music that figured in the formative way of the band since the origins. It may be this musical grounding that leads the band to suggest that choice.

“Year by year we find even more our own direction”, Marco says. “Our aim is to find an identity following our “post-modern” way to see, play and compose music”. Many influences are mixed, adding many sounds from many kinds of music, creating an hybrid that has keeped together through our personality and our own ideas. Douring the time, we become acquainted with other sonorities, that’s the reason why our music evolves continuously. I can define our sound is a kind of overlapping of different layers that let our music be various and heterogeneous. These layers take inspiration from pop,rock, post-rock, indie, wave, 80’s music and obviously metal. We have the same idea of “derivative” music that also some bands have. They try to create an own identity learning from the past and mixing it with the present. For that reason we love them and their attitude but “Not” as an influence properly but as bands who has walked the same way that now we are trying to do. De-contextualize and hybridize are the mottos of this “movement” that should be nice to belong.

Everything started in Rome 7 years ago when vocalist & Guitarist Marco Soellner and his brother Paolo Soellner, drummer, formed Klimt 1918 from the ashes of their band Another Day quitted for a better future. They put together their early material with Davide Pesola on bass and Francesco Tumbarello on lead guitar, creating their first effort named “Secession makes post-moder music”. Five tracks promo recorded in May 2000 at The Outer Sound Studios by Novembre’s drummer Giuseppe Orlando, stunning engineer and close friend of them. They didn’t esitate to spread their work around to magazines, labels and to internet sources. This shot didn’t passed unnoticed: the promo is a critical success and gives the band a chance to find a label to start a real musical career. The first sign was a deal with young independent label My Kingdom Music. During the long way to the first release they lost their guitarist Francesco Tumbarello who left the band for personal reasons. Needing a new guitar players to complete the line up and to go on preparing material for the first debut they recruit Alessandro Pace, old friend of the band. After months of hard work and pre-productions session, the first fruit of the My Kingdom Music deal was debut "Undressed Momento" in June 2003. UM sees the band move to an “hybrid” sound based on emotional atmospheres, wave/rock/metal guitars and a powerfull rhythm session. The feedbacks were so stunning, Klimt1918 time is come.

Most of the italian and foreign mags saw the band as a new-comer in its genre, being able to express a new face of rock-metal influenced by wave sound and emotional music. UM reached the Orkus top chart at n°1 position and onorable mentions in such big music magazines to allow them to stand up and try to make their music a reason of life.

September 2004 is an important period for Klimt1918 that signed a new record deal with the cult german label Prophecy Productions. Now start a new career supported by a much powerfull help behind their shoulders. It’s time for a new record: the next effort is called “Dopoguerra” that could be considered as a kiss-off goodbye – literally and metaphorically – to the past for a fresh new approach to post-rock and indie alternative music. Marco says:”They say you have your whole life to write your first album and a year to write your second”. “Undressed Momento” contained 8 years old material and it’s really heterogeneus and sometimes confused as all the debut album often are. Dopoguerra has its own direction, it’s more instinctive and spontaneous. First of all it rapresents a massive step forward from the stylistic point of view and it’s a live-sounding album to date. All the pas. influences has been reconsidered, in fact the album probably sounds more “personal”. “We are trying to build up a 100% Klimt1918 sound and Dopoguerra is a first step to reach this goal”. Dopoguerra" as a sort of a debut-cd, a starting point? As a release in a higher market, probably “Dopoguerra” represents a sort of symbolic debut-album of Klimt1918. On the other side it’s the second album of our still young career that follows our debut album “Undressed Momento”. If your name becomes well-known everythig you have done before it’s not considered as well as the current one. We know that “Dopoguerra” wouldn’t be possible without UM for many reasons. “We just basically set out to make an album that showcased what our band actually is: post-rock, indie, wave, alternative oriented” Paolo says.

Dopoguerra has been recorded during the hot summer 2004 with sound man/producer Giuseppe Orlando. The 1 month session was long and hard but worked out better than anyone could have hoped: : the results are stunning. Now it’s out in a double luxus edition including two cds, the Dopoguerra album and a second side with acoustic and electronical songs wrote and recorded few months later. With this new realses out on April 25th 2005 and live shows on their debut tour, they caught the audience and media attention everywhere on large scale. The name appeared in magazines like Rolling Stones, Vision, Rumore, Rocksound, Mucchio, Orkus, Zillo, Sonic Seducer and many other important ones. As well as the high names of internet sites. 2005 has been a successfull and rewarding year for Klimt1918 now poised to release their new album, still untitled and probably out in 2007. « hide

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LPs
Just in Case We'll Never Meet Again
2008

3.5
24 Votes
Dopoguerra
2005

3.9
22 Votes
Undressed Momento
2003

4
11 Votes
EPs
Secession Makes Post-Modern Music
2000

3.8
2 Votes

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