Let’s start with a brief history of KILBI. It all began with an accident in the year 1991. Since then, we’ve written 26 chapters to choose from, filled with stories of relentless bantering, musical odysseys, the KILBI and us. And again, as it’s tradition, we offer incoherent and untranslatable sentences. They belong to us like that green-brown reservoir near the grey house, where the most unbelievable musical things happen, throughout the whole year. Those promises, and those trivial sentences are now recycled. We stick them into cheap fortune cookies and leave them on the counters of our favorite bars and venues between Geneva and St Gallen.
We can’t wait to see all the city and country kids and of course our older dogs, drag their outfits and bags past the cattle, with unprecedented joy to fuse with strangers near Lake Schiffenen once again.
A lot of exciting music awaits you. We got straight down to business, many monologs and phone calls later we managed to book acts from far and near and we put a timetable together for you. Slowly we’re building up a resistance to bullshit, but if you find some, let’s call it a matter of taste, something for the soul or your biography. We stick to our boutique festivities, and connect different genres and music fans in one spot, where they can feel undisturbedly disturbed.
It’s not all “fake news” in 2017 folks! We guarantee you unfiltered musical truth nuggets. We take some risks, venture into unchartered land and seek out the music that is original, or has something to say. The big names play somewhere else. We like to feel challenged.
KNOW HOW – SO MIAU
FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2017
We love the cats. They remain unchanged. Privileged to witness this, we do the same. While amps with blaring tubes reverberate past hymns, the old town of Düdingen will hail us crazy – and it’s true, we are. Being strange out of joy and leaving traces, is the assignment that music gives us. We dare not disappoint.
After an initial guest appearance with Bonnie Prince Billy she came back with her band to outshine the sun and now she’s back with new songs, offering the audience her blessings. The water drops on her face ain’t rain but tears mixed with sweat, fueled by an arrangement of strings, keys, brass and vocals. Suddenly everything erupts. This is ANGEL OLSEN. She is crazy. Her folk is personal.
You’ve probably dreamt about this stoner rock in your sleep. SLEEP are considered to be the Inspiration and role models of Kyuss. With “Dopesmoker” they’ve probably recorded the slowest metal record in history. A masterpiece and our anticipation is at least as enormous as their psychedelic Doom-Metal. SLEEP is a living masterpiece that slowly moves with a trembling force.
Transversal techno is what describes the music of JACQUES. A curious character. Everything is wonderful, at times even without hair. JACQUES attaque! He composes electronic music, music that makes the normal and the strange dance side by side.
MIAU NOW – KATZ GRAU
SATURDAY 3 JUNE 2017
KILBI is through with pop after pop. No one stays idle on the devil’s playground. Day two is poetry and anti-hierarchy. The great ones are getting smaller and deny others to speak. THE MOONLANDINGZ visit us with Rock’n’All from outer space, they’ve landed in the right spot. Everysong has an ending, even if played endlessly. There is also room for disagreement. Early in the afternoon we start with techno from Kinshasa. On homemade instruments, on typewriters that perforate cans and nail boards that act as harps. The dancing in circles around the piled up speakers comes from deep within the gut.
With powerful beats she confidently rages against the world, which has never treated PRINCESS NOKIA fairly. She is pleasant, humorous and at the same time a rebel. She is the punk of the hip-hop scene and the voice of feminism.
Yoshimi P-We is the Japanese goddess of noise-rock. She is one of the central characters of the band Boredoms. Originally she created OOIOO as a fake band for a fashion magazine, towards the end of the 90’s she then started playing as a proper band, to open for Sonic Youth. Their shows guarantee a spectacle between Prog and Kraut.
THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT
THIS HEAT sounded like the future back in 1976. They still do. They were never about being popular. Hailing from the South-London suburb of Brixton they move between Krautrock, Musique Concrete and Dub-Reggae. After Gareth Williams died in 2001 Bullen and Hayward decided to resur- rect the band under the name THIS IS NOT HEAT, creating an ensemble of Avant-rock.
This cellist from London is the new Arthur Russel. He is a virtuoso who moves comfortably from and to the dancefloor to experiment with pop and classical pieces. OLIVER COATES played with London’s Sinfonietta, he played with Radiohead on their latest album, and he produced the soundtrack “remain calm” with Mica Levi. Now he asks us to join him in dance at KILBI.
GRAU BLAU – BIS BALD
SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017
We color in what floats into our minds as a sketch. It’s actually just a normal day, but it starts crazier than the last two. Madness is with us in the cantina tent. SHOW ME THE BODY the ultrabrute hardcore group out of New York. Rap, anger, No-Wave, avant-garde, post-punk, atmospheric bluesy moments, jazz core-riffs and hammering basslines. A killer combo! And directly after the best Swiss Kraut- or pop band. ONE SENTENCE. SUPERVISOR play for tea time. The best time to realize how good they are. It’s never about who comes before or what after happens when you lose control.
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD are a killer-glam group from Melbourne. The two drummers chase rattlesnakes across the fields with the help of a guitar-armada. Roaring, thundering and hypnotizing, they have infused their songs with some recently acquired Oriental flavors.
At nightfall the sunset belongs to British ANNA MEREDITH, who has gotten a lot of attention in the electro-composer scene. Avant-garde orchestral tunes mixed with heavy beats and crystal-clear voices. You can’t put that in any drawer nor can you label it. Who needs labels anyway? It’s going to be wild.
This Californian beauty with feathers in her hair and a voice like honey, will touch you deeply, like a heavy embrace enshrouded in a little grief. To experience a beautiful moment of solace in the midst of a large crowd is quite something else. Try it. You will know WEYES BLOOD is an artist.
This undaunted guy from Bristol grew up with academics and murderers alike. He loves to experiment, always with the main goal of getting people’s groove on. Pulsating auto-tuned vocals stick out distinctively over Grime-, Trap- and Dance-Hall elements blended with spherical electronical melodies.
Where are the cracks, and how could more madness even enter? Maybe with a big portion of kisses to start with. INFINITIE BISOUS is Rory McCarthy. He lives in Paris and played here before at KILBI with Connan Mockasin. He likes Lo-Fi and bizarre Japanese pop.
With Danish PUCE MARY goose- bumps and panic attacks are guaranteed. Reverb, distortion, synth, slo-mo and screams are part of the program.
The concerts of the MANDOLIN SISTERS are a real trip. They take you on a trance journey of classical Raga through to traditional south Indian music.
SICK OF IT ALPS
Playing is more important then writing. This applies to kids as well as to our bands from around the mountains. We like to interfere with our local bands a bit, not in an obscene way of course, but just to stir things up a little. We offer good and bad timeslots, sometimes even justified. Because for the greater good a lack of common sense is sometimes necessary.
Around witching hour of the opening night, the collaboration LORD KESSELI & THE DRUMS will take to the stage. They will both make their fans levitate in a psychedelic trance, half a meter above ground, engulfed by the smell of incense. We are certain that you will adopt them.
The Strobo-Rave of PURE MANIA invites you to lose orientation. Their Psycho-Splitter-Core isn’t for the faint hearted. Un truc de fou.
Or the performance of BÖSE WICHT AND HIS BÖSE MONSTERS. Is this church music? Or am I in an adult movie theater? Endless questions. Art for sale.
The uncompromising Trio from Lucerne, SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER certainly has a stage presence. You only realize what they’re about, when you try to talk about them.
Everyone needs a golden calf. We have our own directly from Fribourg! The greatest around these realms! We haven’t forgotten what you sound like. We know what you look like. We love what you drink. PANDOUR! Inspired by Jazz, Kraut or Afro-Funk. They announce a surprise.
KILBI is an ever moving target. By the time you think you get it, we have already moved somewhere else. Renewables don’t scratch us. We follow tracks to oblivion. We continue our path with a passion and zeal. Also remember folks, culture isn’t a matter of life and death.
It’s not about optimizing. Unimportant, beautiful and trivial experiences matter. In a cozy tent accompanied by some chai tea an experiment called “digital meditation” is carried out, where what’s app is used as a way of communication. We are curious ourselves.
You don’t need to know much or anything at all about KILBI. You just need to like it, or it can be a hard pill to swallow. If you need any help just approach anyone from our lovely KILBI team of boys and girls.
Un, deux, crois, pas! If you find any faults with KILBI 2017, you can keep them.
To a future where electronic cats mingle with analogue dogs. Be colorful! Be wild! All you need is Dorf.com! We are excited and welcome you!
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