KON SAMETI is a 70s style psychedelic hard rock band based in Berlin.
Three old friend liked the results of their occasional jam sessions so
much, that they decided to call themselves a band and look for gigs.
They have played together before in the 70s. It was Harris Johns, who
is a wellknown producer in the Punk and Metal scene, Manne M. Basso,
who was the “Rock-Beauftragter” of the Berlin senate, where
he was responsible for support of the Berlin music scene, and Klaus
Walter, who is a professional drummer and drum teacher. Harris
suggested to name the band like the psychedlic underground band that he
was part of in 1970.
KON SAMETI was originally founded in 1970 by Shrat (Christian Thiele,
Ex-Amon Düül 2) and Harris Johns. They became part of what
was called "Krautrock" or "German Underground" and played mainly
festivals like the 1970 Burg Herzberg Festival and the "Erste Deutsche
progessive Popfestival" in Berlin with Guru Guru, Can, Tangerine Dream,
Agitation Free etc..
The reborn KON SAMETI dug out old songs and developed new ones in a
similar style. Harris is the lead vocalist, guitarist and composer.
Manne plays bass guitar. 2018 drummer Klaus Walter left the band and
Lukas, who was a student of his for many years took his place. Their
very first public show was at the 2015 Swamp Festival in Berlin. After
49 years KON SAMETI returned to the Burg Herzberg Festival in 2019. The
recording for the first album “Reborn” is finally done and
should be released soon. Some of the songs are on YouTube.RockHard's Frank Schäfer writes about the
current demo: "Psych Rock with energy, which occasionally fires the weed
rocket to leave the orbit of the Earth and gives Harris Johns ample scope as a
sound innovator and improviser."
Planet Blue Red Alert
The Shadows and the Golden Sun
back in the days, we were more open
ideas, sounds and smoky nights
out of a dream appeared a wise man
Kon Sameti came alive
the years have past, our minds have bended
we only read the latest page
but some old dreams have never ended
they just looks different gained some age
now make some noise to call the spirit
get some refreshment for your brain
its better than the stuff that kills it
just come along and try again