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Lord Kesseli And The Drums create involved soundscapes with drums, guitar, electronic bass synthesizer and pre-produced samples, which explore stories of human manipulation through consumption, and economics, politics and religion. In terms of describing their music, mastermind Dominik Kesseli defines it as “slowed down electronic club music, or in other words synthetic Science Fiction sound worlds with analogue raging textures”. There is certainly a sense of a mix of blissed out electronica and jarring, harsh guitar noise. This is reflected lyrically, with abstract, dystopian musings set in contrast with heartfelt declarations of love and hope.
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