CS012: DAZED PILOTS »K.T.F.T.« LP
PRESSURE BY REDUCTION, ENERGY BY HYPERVENTILATION!
Good rock music quite often turns out to be the soundtrack of a great inner cinema, too. In case of Dazed Pilots, initially formed as a one-man glam punk show by Mynthen in 201 2, by now rebelling as a twosome with Geise, pictures of England in the early 1 980s re-emerge: "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher disjoints the working class with merciless force, industrial landscapes lie idle, become ruins. From all that a leaden depression grows. A young and ireful generation angrily shouts their heads off, therefore invents a sound, that is way more than music and slogans just. Dazed Pilots' inner cinema is documentary and poetic at the same time, coarse, shaky hand camera shots in black and white, close-ups on an angered and uproarious attitude towards life. A bunch of legendary heroes in the closing credits: The Fall's Mark E. Smith pops in, so does a Mr. Lydon. With their sophomore album, Dazed Pilots celebrate a creative, unadorned power plant reminiscent of a sound, that already emerged several generations prior. However, their music grows out of the here and now. On stage Dazed Pilots navigate their final descent in a nose dive at full thrust. Take a seat in the first class, maximum legroom guaranteed ... because there is no exit!
Their rejection of being a sheer product is what kept Dazed Pilots from decisive progression straight into the hyper-tatooed canon of concreteness. Cause, if we 're honest, aren 't people with immutable perspectives nothing else than people that have difficulty with diversity? Dazed Pilots are a rock band. Their songs could appeal to people who consider Peter Murphy's sound as not wasted enough. Who acquire a taste for Rock'n'Roll Suicide's Bowie or who feel that they 're in good hands in Dax Riggs' sinister world of ideas. Though this is something they would never ever admit. These two dodgy guys, most definitely still uncertain today what to put on tomorrow's schedule, managed to capture this sensation in music. Cluelessness, chaos, disorientation, frenzy, regret, anxiety. Not as a gloomy swan song, but as a declaration of war. Just like in everyday life, when you just don't know which way to go. As Dylan Thomas didn't say: "Rage against the dying of the light." – S. König [in transl.]
DAZED PILOTS are Jonas Geise (dr) & Rico Mynthen (voc, guit).
All tracks written by Dazed Pilots
Produced, recorded & mixed by Philipp Hanich
Mastered by Dino Spiluttini
Artwork by Jonas Geise
"Fall from Grace" VIDEO: https://youtu.be/20MKB50XAJw