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ARTIST
TITLE
Wildling
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STAUB 097CD STAUB 097CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/2/2010

German music conglomeration Kammerflimmer Kollektief presents another release for Staubgold, Wildling. Cemented into the core trio of members Thomas Weber (guitar, electronics, piano), Heike Aumüller (harmonium, vocals, synthesizer, percussion) and Johannes Frisch (double bass and percussion), the Kollektief is at its most impassioned and emotive. Aumüller sits on the floor, making music, singing in a type of English which can only be understood by people who truly listen. Frisch fondles his double bass like Kate Bush did in her video to "Babooshka." But while Kate Bush didn't play, Frisch does while simultaneously playing around with it, winding himself around the instrument. On the other side sits Weber, bent over his guitar, occasionally operating the electronics in front of him, while his other hand plays the guitar. What one sees there is vulnerable and strong at the same time. The Kammerflimmer Kollektief has made itself strong, had made itself strong even before it merged into a band and then as a band, it grew even stronger. And more vulnerable. Where the music used to be beautiful, it is now powerful and momentous. Dietmar Dath speaks the truth when he suggests that one should listen to this music loud -- because in this way it acquires even more depth. The Kammerflimmer Kollektief is as lucid and precise as those moods which Austrian writer Robert Musil (who is above suspicion of a being a romanticist) called "daylight mysticism." The lyrics and the music want to be heard, they want to be explored, even suffered. Sound builds songs which are made of sounds, and yet they're no longer songs. Wildling is the trio's strongest and most vulnerable album to date. It is a solipsist which floats solitary in its own space, somewhere between the orbits of jazz, Krautrock, pop and hell. This space is an earthly heaven, which we are permitted to inhabit -- if we only can hear, with our ears as well as our heads.