KI! Koncert i Værkstedet

Kom med til en magisk aften i Albertslund d. 12 april, når Ki! besøger det unikke Værkstedet i Porten Vridsløse. Venuet Værkstedet vil agere som et perfekt lærred for denne musikalske kamalæons varme og stemningsfyldte soundscapes.


Motown vibes, J Dilla møder Link Wray møder Fela Kuti, lyden af et falmet postkort med en rød solnedgang på.

Det er svært at beskrive Ki!, men det er i hvert fald noget, man skal opleve.


Venue: Porten Vridsløse – Værkstedet

Døre: kl. 20.00

Show: kl. 21.00


Ki! is songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Christian Ki Dall. Aside from his solo productions, he’s both a musician, known in particular for his guitar playing (performing with the likes of Sterling Roswell of Spaceman 3, The Telescopes, Death Valley Sleepers and many more), and a producer (for Sting-guitarist Rufus Miller, Dør nr. 13 and soul outfit and Crunchy Frog-labelmates D/troit, among others).

Ki! was born in South Korea, living in an orphanage in the Haeundae District of Busan. He was adopted and grew up in Denmark. The Boy From Haeundae Beach, Ki!’s debut, double LP album of 20 tracks, was born as the tunes were written and recorded, track by track, over the course of a couple of years, many as homages to some of his favourite artists such as Fela Kuti,
Sharon Jones, George Harrison, J Dilla, Link Wray etc. From the first single ‘Mây Trôi’s groovy mix of Vietnamese Vong Co-style guitar and soul music
(sounding like a poppy-red sunset on a faded postcard) to the motown magic of ‘Happy’ (retro in line with Amy Winehouse’s re-imagining of the genre), the variety of genres, styles and sounds on the album is all over the map, drawing inspirations from different periods and from all over the world.

The album’s 20 highly diverse tracks feel like a mixtape equivalent to a travelogue. The audio version of notes scribbled on the back of weathered photographs, pencil drawings and pressed flowers collected in a banged up notebook. Some are instrumental, some feature guest vocalists. Some tracks are glimpses, short stops on the trip: the fly-on-the-wall tribute to Elizabeth Cotten, the horizon-spanning scale of the scene-setting opener ‘Haeundae Beach Boy’. Others feel like week- or month-long stays: From the French melancholic soul and Ethiopian jazz of ‘Je Suis Toujours Là (feat. Al Agami & Trine Jørck)’ to the Fela Kuti-homage ‘Abeokuta’ – the latter with guitar playing so nimble it could pick your pockets. You can enjoy each step on the way separately, but if you listen to the 20-track double album in
full, you’ll see that, rather than cataloguing a series of destinations, it’s a carefully curated, lovingly put together sonic journey. The unifying aspects of Ki!’s sound – the touches and timbres that make Ki! Ki! – unfold underway. There is a holistic aspect to his eclecticism that gives the album the breadth and depth that ultimately is the real attraction.