WEATHER REPORT INSPIRATION
Luboš Soukup – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet, effects
William Larsson – Fender Rhodes, keyboards, effects (Denmark)
Jaromír Honzák – double-bass
Daniel Johansson – drums (Sweden)
Machina Mundi is a Scandinavian band with a distinct sound. The musicians got inspired by the legendary band Weather Report and their use of different types of synthesizers, keyboards, and various effects, and also by Chris Potter’s Underground project. The compositions written by Lubos Soukup are elegant and crafted. They are well-accepted by the audience because of “feel good-grooves”, melodic lines, and exciting solos. A unique harmonic universe invites listeners to imagine a dark Scandinavian sky at one moment. When the pulsating rhythms appear, listeners’ imagination experiences the busy streets of New York.
Perpetual energy, complex arrangements and electronic textures of synthesizers, stutter effects and warped reverbs all contribute to the sense that the music is designed to reflect our mechanical universe.