Khan - The Enlightenment Machine (Albumlabel 002/Random Noize - 2014)
A nun in Berlin seeking enlightenment. Khan as a male hustler including his own phone sex line on "1-900 Get-Khan" (Matador). Khan the torch singer Gothic Bunny on "Who Never Rests" (Tomlab), as the "Last Standing Disco Band" with Captain Comatose (Playhouse), once around the planet and off into space. Now he’s the bearded big city nun on Albumlabel. The songs on "The Enlightenment Machine" tell small tales of ethics gone astray, interchanged sexes and cheap pearls of wisdom that somehow ring true in the end. "The Enlightenment Machine" is inspired by Brion Gysin's Dream Machine. The eternal spinning of the turntable, boring into the future like a helix. These locked grooves serve as the basis of all the tracks on Khan's new album. They contain dense dub echoes, live percussions, deep sub-basses and the ghostly cello of New York guest musician Julia Kent. "The Enlightenment Machine" requires the same a dream machine does: to sit quietly with closed eyes and allow oneself to be illuminated. Groups accepted. Welcome to "The Enlightenment Machine."
"The more information you get, the less fantasy you have." - Andy Warhol