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ARTIST
TITLE
Aelita
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MORR 077CD MORR 077CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/19/2007

There's no brass section on Aelita. There are no jazzthetics, in that special sense of how the Tied & Tickled Trio has made them audible, at least in the German guitar-based underground. Aelita starts beyond all expectations: this is a melancholy journey, visiting former visions, futurism, science and science fiction. "Chlebnikov," the title of one of the tracks, is named after the Russian avant garde poet who died of starvation in the 1920s. "A Rocket Debris Cloud Drifts" is the name of another one. The dark side of the moon. Aelita is as rough and open as possible and still very concentrated, minimal, melancholy and excessive. "Tamaghis" is slow and well-travelled dub that sounds like echo-chamber-music, with an orbit that hurtles through space. There are three interpretations of the title track; they are all melancholy miniatures: xylophone, glockenspiel, mellotron, dismal sounds. One might think of a space capsule, that gradually loses its contact to the earth. An obituary of a utopia. On Aelita, the Tied & Tickled Trio are Caspar Brandner, Andreas Gerth, Markus and Micha Acher and Carl Oesterhelt: a band that listens very carefully to what their sounds do.