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With dub, rock, electronic noise, ambient and jazz as its main pillars, KNALPOT‘s sound always remains an utterly hybrid mix of many genres, scraping the borders to trance with their very own stumble-grooves. During concerts they keep reinterpreting their compositions in a virtuoso way of multitasking between bass, guitar, casio’s, drums and big amounts of analogue electronics, creating sonic whirlwinds and wall-of-sound goodness that alternate with whispery-soft sections. This austrian/french/german duo operates from its home-base Amsterdam and has reached the status of one the Netherlands most exciting live-bands since the release of their debut-release Serious Outtakes in 2009. Even though KNALPOT appears as a duo on stage, third band member soundman Sandor Caron shapes their sound with great aesthetics, both live and in the studio.

“KNALPOT stands for development, inventiveness, acuteness and vitality. What else do you wish to get from music?” jazzenzo

“Despite their limited number, they manage to sound like a bastard hybrid of a load of Rune Grammofon and Warp bands – the skronk of Supersilent, the punk of MoHa, the mathematics of Battles, and the electronic of Pivot.” Scott McMillan

Raphael Vanoli: Fender VI, electronics, casio
Gerri Jäger: drums, percussion, electronics, synth, casio
Sandor Caron: sound engineering

Live at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Worm Rotterdam, january 2013

Knalpot feat. Fred Frith, Lantaren Venster Rotterdam, february 2013


Knalpot Dub


KNALPOT DUB is a Knalpot side project focusing on the dub side of things: more groove, more bass, less hectic/angular and more flow. All while keeping Knalpot’s trademark stumble-grooves, interplay, deep electronic sound-design and noisy rock-outs as they are. For this new direction Knalpot is teaming up with Carlos Dalla Fiore (Studio De Zwarte Molen) on electronics.

Raphael Vanoli: Fender VI, electronics, casio
Gerri Jäger: drums, synth, casio
Carlos Dalla Fiore: dubs & processing
Sandor Caron: sound engineering

Live at STEIM Amsterdam, december 2013

Live at OCCII Amsterdam, december 2015


Naked Wolf

naked-wolf-1-by-erik-smits-2016Ponderous rock rhythms meet free improvisations, jazz meets pop and world music, catchy song structures meet an ecstatic sound machine that produces high-voltage artificial sound storms far removed from the jazz mainstream, presenting a cheeky, boisterous challenge to our listening habits. (Südtirol Jazzfestival)

Wild, hypnotic rock energy and clever improvisations with rapid changes in mood and pulse, poetic rap lyrics and danceable tight grooves. This ensemble didn’t rest for a second, bursting with uncompromised joy and playful creativity that highlighted the strong personalities of each musician. (All About Jazz)

Felicity Provan: trumpet, vocals
Mika Szafirowski: el. guitar, vocals
Luc Ex: acoustic bass guitar
Yedo Gibson: reeds
Gerri Jäger: drums

Live at Alternativa Festival Prague, nov 2015



by Erik Smits

Poker is Jarno van Es’ quartet with outstanding musicians from both the classical and the improvisation scene. All music is freely improvised.

Jarno van Es: Piano & synthesizer
Ziv Taubenfeld: Bass clarinet
Rob Dirksen: Bass
Gerri Jäger: Drums