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01 01 :05
02 01 :12
03 00 :54
04 01 :10
05 01 :18
06 00 :45
07 02 :00
08 01 :15
09 01 :25
10 00 :49
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Disc 1
01 01 :05
02 01 :12
03 00 :54
04 01 :10
05 01 :18
06 00 :45
07 02 :00
08 01 :15
09 01 :25
10 00 :49
11 02 :00
12 01 :06
ARTIST
TITLE
Sing John B Cornaway: Dealings
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BRD 020LP BRD 020LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/10/2016

The pataphysical toy music of Klimperei, a collective project led since 1985 by Christophe Petchanatz, gets a lot out of many small things - dismantled toys, organs with burst pipes, squeaking detuned guitars, loose broom. Sung in English by Eric Chabert, the songs on Dealings are adaptations of poems by John B. Cornaway (1957-1994), author of Heligoland. Over Chabert's scratchy voice, still manifesting all its vigor, Klimperei unload its makeshift bric-a-brac, convoking melodica, banjo and metallophone. Child-like without infantilism, these pieces sometimes show their teeth, but the bite is never violent. Woozy cabaret cantata ("Cup of Tea"), Potluck Canterbury School ("Spoil"), punk waltz under a sad sun ("Hard"), acoustic free-blues ("Solution", "Wear On") or haywire krautrock ("Soon"). Mind dust in a stormy mouth, black candy dispenser - broken bottle et verre brisé . The glottis shaking sobs are quickly repressed. Because, yes, despite everything, life is good at Klimperei's. And the wind, Cornaway says, will never die.