IWKC or I Will Kill Chita is an instrumental project based in Moscow, Russia.
When the CD of IWKC dropped on my doormat my curiosity was aroused by the line-up of the band. Besides the normal instruments of drums, keys, and guitars there's also room for brass instruments and cello. You should say all ingredients for a perfect album...
Is that what we have here? Unfortunately we have not...
The band makes instrumental music. There's nothing wrong with that, but at least the musical theme's must be so strong to keep the listener attracted to the music. With the wide range of instruments in the band I thought it would be possible, but the CD proves otherwise.
The songs primarily consist of musical fragments glued together. I can't escape the impression that the ideas are coming from jams. That's the way most bands work but after that ideas are developed into songs. It looks like that next step is missing here.
A pity for a band with such line up.
* Twan Terwindt (edited by Tracy van Os van den Abeelen)
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