Based upon the unusual instrumentation of lap steel guitar, drums and bass clarinet through electronics, the music and sound of the band RED LARGO was born out of the creation of music for the theatre performance “Anthropos Ex (Machina)” in Berlin during the winter 2022-23. Under the conceptual direction of Sonja Kessner – the writer/director of the theatre play – seasoned musicians Fredrik Kinbom (Gemma Ray, Gurrumul), Andreas Dormann (Moka Efti Orchestra, Ben Becker) and Chris Farr (Sophie Auster, Moka Efti Orchestra) created a musical language very much their own. During one fruitful session at Berlin’s Candy Bomber Studios, several tracks with a large portion of improvisation were recorded. Fredrik Kinbom worked further in his studio on three of the pieces, with the concept of an album in mind – watch this space and follow RED LARGO on social media for news about the release of this album, concerts and further development of the band.


Fredrik Kinbom – lap steel, bass guitar, guitar, vibraphone, harmonium, electronics

Andreas Dormann – bass clarinet, bass flute, electronics

Chris Farr – drums

Sonja Kessner – flute


Hannah Moule – voice on “Exodus (Transmission 2)”

Matti Bye – harmonium on “The X”

Copyright: Kinbom/Kessner/Dormann/Farr 2023. All rights reserved.