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"DESCARTES A KANT the sonic orgasm."


“Coming from Guadalajara, we stand before probably the most risky and interesting music in the mexican scene…”
- Switch magazine


"DESCARTES A KANT the sonic orgasm."


“Coming from Guadalajara, we stand before probably the most risky and interesting music in the mexican scene…”
- Switch magazine


"Descartes a Kant"


“Descartes a Kant, a wonderfully wacky band from Guadalajara, Mexico. To try to describe their music is to do it a disservice. It’s loud, racy, incredibly imaginative, sophisticated, funny and wild; it’s as if the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronted Albert Ayler with Frank Zappa conducting...”
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


"Descartes a Kant"


“Descartes a Kant, a wonderfully wacky band from Guadalajara, Mexico. To try to describe their music is to do it a disservice. It’s loud, racy, incredibly imaginative, sophisticated, funny and wild; it’s as if the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronted Albert Ayler with Frank Zappa conducting...”
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


"Descartes a Kant / 'Paper Dolls'"

“Descartes a Kant did the best Mexican record last year. A very edgy one; it’s got all things necessary to be quality of exportation…”
- Warp magazine


"Descartes a Kant / 'Paper Dolls'"

“Descartes a Kant did the best Mexican record last year. A very edgy one; it’s got all things necessary to be quality of exportation…”
- Warp magazine


"Descartes a Kant / 'Paper Dolls'"



“Paper Dolls is one of the best albums made in 2000’s decade on this country…”
- Sonorama magazine


"Descartes a Kant / 'Paper Dolls'"



“Paper Dolls is one of the best albums made in 2000’s decade on this country…”
- Sonorama magazine


"Descartes a Kant or how to decapitate Hello Kitty by Uriel Waizel"

“Their debut album, Paper Dolls, is an innocent little paper doll book to learn how to make a collage of all music genres in the less possible time. Several emotions occur in the same lapse”

- Rolling Stone magazine


"Descartes a Kant or how to decapitate Hello Kitty by Uriel Waizel"

“Their debut album, Paper Dolls, is an innocent little paper doll book to learn how to make a collage of all music genres in the less possible time. Several emotions occur in the same lapse”

- Rolling Stone magazine


"Descartes a Kant / 'Paper Dolls'"



“Paper Dolls is a huge surprise in the independent Mexican scene. Far away seem the days when rock was validated trough the search of a “Mexican” sound (whatever that means)…”
- Marvin magazine


"Descartes a Kant / 'Paper Dolls'"



“Paper Dolls is a huge surprise in the independent Mexican scene. Far away seem the days when rock was validated trough the search of a “Mexican” sound (whatever that means)…”
- Marvin magazine


Discography

Paper Dolls / 2007

Gigantic: A Tribute to Kim Deal (Track 09: I just want to get along) / 2008

Buy All My Dreams (Single) / 2011

Il Visore Lunatique / 2012

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Descartes a Kant is a band that mixes experimentation and energy with melodic sweetness and dissonance to generate attractively natural flowing music. Whoever gets into D.A.K. will find a balanced mix between compositions, performance and live presence, captivating diverse audiences and reaching cathartic levels. Genres don’t matter; D.A.K. is about emotion, energy and passionate music.
Paper Dolls (2007)
With the release of Paper Dolls (Intolerancia Records) the band gave hope to national scene in a time when almost everything coming out of Mexico consisted of following trends without having anything to stand for.
Produced by Gerry Rosado, Paper Dolls opened up the doors to international festivals such as Rock al Parque (Colombia 2011), South by Southwest (Austin, Texas 2008 - 2011), Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide (Los Angeles 2011), and most of Mexican festivals like Vive Latino (2008 and 2010), Corona Fest (2007), Festival Sonorama (2010); during this period the band served as opening act for bands like Sonic Youth, Stereo Total, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Horrors, Cypress Hill, Explosions in the Sky and Yo La Tengo, between 2006 and 2010.
In 2008, D.A.K is invited to participate in The Pixie’s Kim Deal tribute album “Gigantic: A Tribute to Kim Deal”, with the song I Just Want to Get Along.
In 2010 the band moves to Mexico City, which allows them to focus on working on what would become their second album, once again produced by Gerry Rosado.

In early 2011 D.A.K. is the opening act for The Melvins in Mexico, later on that year took the stage at Colombia’s biggest festival “Rock al Parque” in Bogota, obtaining a great response, being alongside 90’s latin rock legend “Fobia” the only Mexican bands invited to the festival, also sharing stage with acts like Fischerspooner, D.R.I., Dead Kennedys, among others. The band also played “Festival de Musica Alegre” in Piedecuesta, Colombia, being the only non-Colombian act in the line-up.
In October 2011 the band plays Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles, CA, sharing showcase with headliner Cansei de Ser Sexy.
The band closes the year finishing the last details of the new album.
Il Visore Lunatique (2012)
Descartes a Kant returns with Il Visore Lunatique, musical-psychological thriller inspired in the life and work of writer Victoria Dickens. Consists of 11 tracks that tell the story of several characters the writer has met in her current stay at a psychological rehabilitation clinic.
Manipulating and re-interpreting styles that go from New Wave and Post-Punk to Blues and Noise, to a more Electronic sound in songs like first single “Buy all my dreams”, and genres previously never explored by D.A.K. like Broadway style musical in 10-minute piece “You may kiss the bride”, even Hip-Hop in “The Robbery” . In Il Visore Lunatique, Descartes a Kant takes the listener trough diverse emotions and moods in intense and schizophrenic ways, just as Dickens’s characters are constructed, which is why Il Visore Lunatique offers a cathartic experience due to exquisite lyrics and arrangements.