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Outward Flight...




KUKL also known as K.U.K.L., is an Icelandic band that will stay in history mainly for having been one of the first groups of singer Björk.


Group which was born in 1983 under the leadership of Ásmundur Jónsson of the Gramm Records label, which wanted to create from scratch a great group which could provide the final part of a radio show called Áfangar.


He thus selects the very young singer Björk Guðmundsdóttir from the group 'Tappi Tíkarrass', the trumpeter and singer Einar Örn Benediktsson (alias Einar Ørn) from the group 'Purrkur Pillnikk', the keyboardist Einar Arnaldur Melax from the group 'Medúsa', bassist Birgir Mogensen from the group 'Spilafif', as well as drummer Sigtryggur Baldursson and guitarist Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson of the band 'Þeyr'.


The group became permanent after the test in the radio show was a real success and thus produced a first single called "Söngull" the same year.


And it was a year later in 1984 that their first album "The Eye" was released under the Crass Records label. Album that will go somewhat unnoticed ...


Just like "Holidays in Europe (The naughty nought)" which will be released in 1986.


Two failures from which the group will not recover, which will end up breaking up shortly after ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Söngull 1983

  • Dismembered 1984

  • Moonbath 1984

  • Seagull 1984

  • Outward Flight (Psalm 323) 1986

  • France (A Mutual Thrill) 1986

  • England (Zro) 1986


 

Clips :


1983 ... a first title which shows a more than obvious potential in this somewhat wacky group. And that, to be wacky, it is because the rest will prove it in a disconcerting way to say the least ...



1984 ... the sound and the style stuck more or less to the standards of the time and we had every reason to hope for great achievements from this group come from the cold. Unfortunately, it's not quite going to turn out like this ...



1984 ... the group will quickly go into musical deliriums, to say the least, hazardous and which will especially very quickly marginalize him. Frankly shame ...



1984 ... we may have in our midst an exceptional future singer, it will not allow the group to break through more than that. The casting was enticing on paper but the sauce never took in the end ...



1986 ... we could have hoped that the two years separating the 2 albums would have made it possible to find a level of musical inspiration worthy of the name. Which is not really going to be the case ...



1986 ... anyway, it will always have allowed Björk to do his classes as they say. Any experience is good to take as they say ...



1986 ... a wacky group with more than certain originality. Afterwards, too much originality kills originality. The group will have learned it the hard way, unfortunately ...


 

Wiki :

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukl

Fans Website :

http://www.hanshan.org/musikk/kukl.php

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGcG7Pp9KdySZLXqKOofbkw/featured