Sound artist Gregor Siedl and drummer Nicolas Chkifi have been a close-knit duo for many years with a common drive for improvisational music.
The duo focusses on humanized electronics and beastly batting on their second release (el NEGOCITO Records). Whilst Nicolas has a deep rooting in jazz, African rhythms and a tendency for yoga extravaganza, Gregor´s background entails sound art, contemporary music, Marxist philosophy and botanophilia.
DOKO, the band name, is based on a Japanese word that can be translated as the exclamation « Where ? » and pinpoints the essence of their sonic ventures.
It's in the momentum of navigating into the unknown, that the spirit of the music shines and enchants the most.
Available on CD
release 18 september 2019
All track titles are names of wildflowers from different habitats
released September 18, 2019
Gregor Siedl - saxophone, clarinet, analog synth & drum sequencer, effects
Nicolas Chkifi - drums & percussions
Recording: Dries van Ende at Zinnema Studio on the 16th & 17th of March 2018
Mixing & Mastering: Dries van Ende
Artwork Drawing: Antonella Cusimano
Graphic Design: Istar Karamemet
Composer are always Gregor Siedl and Nicolas Chkifi
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