Songs for a Sleepwalker
March 2004 : John Lennon had already been dead for 24 years, Radiohead had completed it's sixth album and not a single Fender Rhodes piano had been made for 30 years when Eric Kolo met Stephan Guex in Geneva. The first chords of the still-to-come band K.O.L.O. were born from their acute obssession for music. Eric would write the lyrics and sing with his caressing low voice. He and Stephan would weave a subtle universe tinted with melancholy and illuminated by the purity and the clarity of the melodies. Their compositions flow between light pop, nonchalant folk and explosive rock'n roll, showing at times an influence of artists and bands such as Thom Yorke, Elbow or Damien Rice. Eric Kolo began to try out their music in the bars of New York his second home. Then, in 2005 he decided to set himself up in Geneva and together with Stéphane assembled their band K.O.L.O : Laurent Nicolas on drums, Mathieu Karcher on lead guitar and Blaise Pitteloud on bass guitar, who joined the original duo. After a serie of live performances (La Maroquinerie, Paris, Fr ; Cully Jazz Festival...) and two EPs, the band has just finished recording their first album 'Songs For A Sleepwalker' which has been mastered by Emily Lazar at the famous studio The Lodge (David Bowie) in New York city. Now K.O.L.O is burning inside to hit the road to share their music with the world and spread it to the universe and who knows...maybe the stars will hear it.... by Sophie Ravaux-Zoell translated from French by K.A.Hernandez SMOTHER MAGAZINE After Eric Kolo impressed us with his demo, he returns with a full band suite on "Songs For a Sleepwalker". Now back in Europe, he formed the band and shoot us over a pre-mastered copy of his latest efforts. Stunning! Nifty arrangements that are eclectic but not spastic. Daring guitars sparkle his shiny vocals which again showcases his wide range and high talent. Great stuff and why isn't this guy signed yet? - J-Sin.