Founded in summer 2001 by keyboarder Berthold Fehmer and guitarist Benjamin Schippritt. During a boring student party they had the idea to form the best jazz-trio of the Ruhrgebiet in Germany. With Michael Sticken the perfect man behind the drums was found. Although the band has a strong jazz attitude, their metal roots turned the whole thing into something different - the Fusion-Trio-From-Hell!
Junk Farm combines Jazz and Funk with hard Metal-riffs. Marvellous melodies and dissonant harmonies alternate. Very often their driving grooves move across broken measures. Always in search of the perfect musical "kick", they create a modern sound that keeps its distance to the Dancefloor-two-chord-only-monoculture as well as to those Jazz- and Rock-traditionalists.. A sound that breaks all the borders between demanding, experimental compositions and catchy tunes with ease, spiced with caustic-sarcastic lyrics. [Unicorn Digital website]
ZNR adds: Think Niacin meets Mastermind meets Magellan and you get the idea! The guitarists is nothing short of amazing. The bass parts are played by the organist and he perfectly mimics a very hot bass player! The singing is very good too, with some nice harmonies here & there which aren't generally part of music like this. The band recalls probably many artists from the past but without making you think of anyone in particular which is certainly a big plus for this type of stuff. Anyway, they kept my foot tappin' & my brain alive!