WELCOME TO DYSTOPIA
Inspired by Philipp K. Dick’s novels, the investigative eye of INJAZTIGATOR takes a closer look not on the past as in the previous albums “Return to a Past Future “ (2010) and “The Grammar of Life” (2006) but rather at the scenario of a failed Utopia.
The third INJAZTIGATOR album (2013) takes us into a dark, dusty and rusty town in the future, which has gone astray. There is darkness, rumbling, rustling, and everything is about to fall apart.
The audience slips into the skin of a DYSTOPIA resident, finding himself, like an AUTOMAN, locked in the UNDERWORLD made of endless labyrinths, externally commanded and closely surveiled by the IRON CORE. Everyday tasks are executed by the CAREBOYS. Communication is taken over by the CYCLONECTOR and residents are monitored by the INFRADRONE. The system cannot be saved, ressources are getting scarce and the city is going to pieces… But there is hope, hope of redemption – SOONDAI.
“Welcome to Dystopia” is a direct, unrefined, raw and edgy album. It shows the quartet from a new side, raw, rocky and metallic. The album would have been tagged as Jazz Rock 30 years ago. However today, it is a blend of Industrial- Electric Jazz, does it require to be classified. Ten new seething, scratching, wheezing, rasping, steaming, pulsing and magnetising tracks.
Immanuel Brockhaus – keys
Thomas Mäder – sax
Pierangelo Crescenzio – bass
Andreas Schnyder – drums