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When former ballet dancer Danyx Simone and musician Dirk Henry decided to start THEKOKOON early 2000 in Berlin it wasn't clear for both of them how long this journey would take and where it would go. They both shared the same interests like their strong passion for so called "arthouse" films especially from the 60's (Godard, Truffaut, Antonioni, Fellini, Kubrick etc.) as well as the same musical references like 70's Roxy Music, Talking Heads, David Bowie or Siouxsie & the Banshees, just to name a few. From this background they've started to create the sound of THEKOKOON. It's a music that combines both influences into a very personal, story telling form, like little movies - always more than just a selection of songs and their lyrics. It's carried by the versatile, often androgynous but also sensitive character of Danyx's voice. The music varies from edgy to hard, smooth to sick but never soft really. THEKOKOON always leaves the standard , sometimes plays with it to destroy it finally - like movies without happy end or with open end. And they work slow. Two long-players in eight years don't seem to be many but every new LP takes as long as it needs to feel right and they select carefully from their impressions and inspirations until they start to work on recordings and all visuals they always create on their own like cover artwork, web site and videos. <close>
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