Construction site, Sonnwendviertel, 2018
“We don’t make it easy for ourselves”, Mira Lu Kovacs from the 5-piece-band 5K HD explains. Nor they do for their listeners, whom they confront with a sound that is too immense for the limitations of genre categories. Also there is no frontwoman or frontman. Mira Lu Kovacs is the main singer, but when performing she stands on one side, trumpet player Martin Eberle on the other. Although Mira Lu Kovacs has an incredible voice it’s not meant to stand out among bass, drums, keys or trumpet. The five found each other in the jazz and impro scene, but go beyond it with their project 5K HD. “Anticapitalistic,” bassist Manu Mayr describes their attitude, “there are patterns that please a lot of people. We try to escape those patterns.” 5K HD create cinematic, noisy soundscapes with pop appeal, just to break down into moments of pureness and transcendence. Somewhere between heaven and earth lies also the construction site where 5K HD perform their new track “Happiness”.