Review: KLUB MOOZAK #74

LE_MOL/BOORII/KOKO @ fluc, 25.03.15

Opening KLUB MOOZAK at fluc, Vienna record label MOOZAK’s 74th label night, KOKO presented an eclectic and very beat driven electronic post-rock. Contrasting these mentioned, trip-hop-esque beats as the pieces’ backbone with full-on orchestral assault, they evidentially know how to condense sounds to the apex of a piece with great ability and at least three band members contributing vocals.

As an improvising duo featuring members of NEONSTREAM, BOORII played an loud and intense set of ambient drone soundscapes like they were taken from the outro of SONIC YOUTH’s „New York City Ghosts and Flowers“, just without the „song“ counterweight. Lots of effect pedals meant lots of layered sounds with all frequencies covered that challenged the attending people – in my opinion – in the best possible way.


With several guest musicians joining the duo for different pieces on guitar, saxophone, bass and cello, LE_MOL then followed with a diverse set of instrumental post-rock, presenting their new album „Kara Oh Kee“. Well-arranged, loopy and melodic, i felt reminded of MOGWAI and other post-rock greats, except that those bands would usually need more than 2 or 3 people on stage to obtain such a wide variety of timbres. Also, LE_MOL are situated on the more experimental side of the post-rock spectrum regarding song structures that not only aim at having linear epic progressions. Speaking of the performance, they (and all the other bands as well) showed their craftsmanship on guitars, electronics and drums and delivered a good representation of the recordings.

le_mol live

For a Wednesday, the venue was quite packed as supposedly many people were keen on listening to the bands and specifically LE_MOLs new material: le_mol – „Kara Oh Kee“ (self-released), officially out on 10th of April, 2015.

le_mol live

Text: Maurizio Massaro
Pictures: Svetlomir Slavchev