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Tous KO EP

by Aksak Maboul



The second EP derived from the experimental pop band’s acclaimed Figures album contains four tracks and a radio edit.

In the title track, Tous KO, Véronique Vincent’s vocals distil an ominous message : “We… all… KO… I want to go back”. Though it could have been written in relation to the current state of the world, her voice and words were actually extracted from the 1982 version of Chez les Aborigènes (the song to which Retour chez A. was a sequel of sorts)!

Vocals aside, Tous KO was built by AM’s Marc Hollander using elements from Retour chez A. (including traces of Fred Frith’s violin and Benjamin ‘Aquaserge’ Glibert’s guitars), as well as new arrangements and recordings.

London’s brilliant cosmopolitan psychedelic popsters Vanishing Twin have come up with a poetic remix of Silhouettes, produced by VT leader Cathy Lucas.
They’re working on a new album, and Aksak Maboul will soon be reciprocating by doing a remix of one of their new tracks.

Ohh_luu is a mysterious, up-and-coming Brooklyn-based electronic music producer, who creates tracks ranging from dark & abstract to outright clubby. He’s also known as Omo Igi (or Oluwaseun Odubiro, his real name). Listen to his wild, entrancing rework of Dramuscule.

The hyperactive Hamburg musician, DJ & curator Felix Kubin has been deploying innumerable, fascinatingly transdisciplinary activities across Europe. He’s the subject of French filmmaker Marie Losier’s awarded Felix in Wonderland documentary. Does Felix’s lovely version of Retour chez A. bear witness to his longtime affection for Neue Deutsche Welle and 1980s electronic pop music?


released April 2, 2021

track list
1. Tous KO - An Aksak Maboul Reconstruction
2. Silhouettes - Vanishing Twin Remix
3. Dramuscule - ohh_luuu Remix
4. Retour chez A. - Felix Kubin Remix
5. Tous KO - radio edit


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Aksak Maboul Brussels, Belgium

The seminal, shapeshifting band came back to life after a 30-year gap, and now revolves around founder (& Crammed Discs boss) Marc Hollander & Véronique Vincent who, with a new line-up, have recorded and released an acclaimed brand-new double LP: 'Figures' (2020). AM was founded in 1977 by Hollander with Vincent Kenis, and the band’s first 2 LPs are avant-garde classics. ... more

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