Electric Songs

by KMET

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An Electronic Songwriter for the 21st Century

Musician and songwriter Florian KMET tells stories about daredevil rides on red Puch mopeds, about intricate erotic escapades in French parking lots, and of love that leaves you speechless. He sings of the darling couples of the American Dream who make it to heaven with bullets in their heads, and of being chased by unscrupulous stalkers. He sees the everyday heroes and the lonely, merciless loser, too.

The charming, inscrutable stories are told by a charismatic and exceptional artist who can fill a stage all by himself better than many a loud five-piece band; and who doesn’t need more than his voice, a guitar, and handy electronic equipment to sound like a complete jazz band.

This congenial young man, who learned his trade at rock clubs in New York’s East Village and in the abstract spaces of international avant-garde jazz festivals, now presents a songwriter album of such timeless, melancholy beauty as the young Leonard Cohen did in the 60s. An album that returns to the classical virtues of the pop song and – capturing the
hectic, digital groove of the 21st century – takes it to the next level.

Press reviews:
“... these 14 songs, grounded solidly in rock, folk and blues, have a truly original and unique sound. ... Demonstrating the hand of a skilled artisan, the music is charged with energy and full of atmosphere.” (NOW!)

“Florian Kmet’s solo release is an almost perfect symbiosis of songwriting and sound wizardry. ... brilliant technique, both on the guitar and with body-percussion loops (which are part of his virtuoso live performances); aesthetically appealing and multifaceted, with attention to detail, it is a very compact yet never pretentious album. ... And with ‘Stalker’, he’s almost got a real hit. What more do you want? ...” (skug)

“The multifaceted guitar playing and the fun that shines through all the perfection are the common thread throughout the songs, which sometimes have very bizarre lyrics but are always elaborated down to the last detail.” (Falter)

“His technical perfection allows him to explore completely new sound worlds ...” (Kleine Zeitung)


Ein elektrischer Songwriter für das 21. Jahrhundert.

Der Musiker und Songwriter Florian KMET erzählt von halsbrecherischen Fahrten auf roten Puch-Mopeds, von komplizierten erotischen Eskapaden auf französischen Parkplätzen und von Liebe, die sprachlos macht. Er besingt Traumpaare des American Dream, die mit Kugeln im Kopf den Himmel erreichen und das Gejagtwerden von hemmungslosen Stalkerinnen. Er sieht die Helden des Alltäglichen und auch den einsamen, gnadenlosen Loser.

Dargereicht werden diese charmanten, abgründigen Ge- schichten von einem charismatischen Ausnahmekünstler, der eine Bühne alleine besser auszufüllen vermag als so manche laute Fünf-Mann-Band. Und der nur mit seiner Stimme, einer Gitarre und einem handlichen elektronischen Gerätepark den Sound einer ganzen Jazzkapelle aufbaut.

Nun präsentiert dieser sympathische junge Mann, der sein Handwerk in den Rockclubs des New Yorker East Village und in den abstrakten Spielräumen internationaler Avantgardejazz-Festivals gelernt hat, ein Songwriteralbum von solch zeitloser, melancholischer Schönheit wie einst in den 1960ern der junge Leonard Cohen. Ein Album, das zu den klassischen Tugenden des Popsongs zurückgeht und zugleich den hektischen, digitalen Groove des 21. Jahrhunderts einfängt und fortschreibt.

“...... with a mixture of guitar sounds, samples and voice, KMET is an electronic singer-songwriter at its best.” [Club Transmediale]

“Die Perfektion, mit der er sein Handwerk beherrscht, er- möglicht ihm ganz neue Klangsphären auszuloten – elek- tronisch, geradlinig, groovig und doch abstrakt.” [Kleine Zeitung]

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released March 16, 2007

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