Performance // sinsynplus meets KUF
The bewildering thing about KUF is that it is a vocal-led group that has no singer on stage at all. All vocal elements are based on self-recorded samples which keyboard whizz kid Tom Schneider melds and bends and squeezes in real time. With no artificial synchronization in place, Valentin Link on bass and Hendrik Havekost on drums push the disembodied voices into an area of hyper integrated real-time magic. The rhythm section hints at the great history of dirty funk and RnB, but the grooves are firmly contemporary: dance-centered and broken up at the best possible joints.