Review: Tallinn to London

29. April 2014
Ami Kucharek

Sunset over Tallinn. Night falls. The Marina Pavillion transforms from a cosy jazz concert hall to a chic drum’n’bass dance floor. Most of the chairs in front of the stage are removed, making space for young audience, wanting to move to electronic music’s bass lines.

 

It is 10:47 pm. Dom Maker and Kai Campos step on stage. The famous UK post-dubstep duo Mount Kimbie starts their concert without any introduction. The lights are turned low, illuminating the two musicians and their endless amount of gear from behind. While the crowd begins to move, loops keep on playing, dinging the simple yet intensive sounds into their heads.

In addition to singing the vocals, Campos and Maker are concentrated on mixing the keyboard and guitar sounds to an electronic masterpiece. Being accompanied by Tony Kus‘ energetic drumline, older songs like “Made To Stray” of Mount Kimbie’s second album “Cold Spring Fault Less Youth ” are being played. Their well-tried effect is undeniable. The floor vibrates, hands are being put in the air.

The audience loses the perception of their surrounding, getting the feeling of being in an underground club somewhere in London. Mount Kimbie’s music has an remarkable flow, blurring the lines between ambient, electronic and drum’n’bass music. Their show is professional, elliptical. Their sound is universal however wearing an outstanding typical British signature, which is especially appreciated by the international audience. Until September Maker and Campos are going to play on festivals all over the world, from the Taico Club Festival in Nagano, Japan to the Berlin Festival at Tempelhof Airport in Germany. “It is so unexpected”, Campos mentions on stage, just before kicking off the next song. “It is our first time being here in Tallinn. You are great. Thank you!”

 

Mount Kimbie 

April 26 Marina Pavillion 

 

Dominic Maker (electronic guitar, gears, vocals)

Kai Campos (electronic guitar, gears, vocals)

Tony Kus  (drums)