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ARTIST
TITLE
Tied & Tickled Trio
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MORR 060CD MORR 060CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/11/2006

Originally recorded and mixed in 1996, this record became important in both indie rock and electronic worlds. Six musicians from the Bavarian triangle, Munich, Landsberg, Weilheim. Six musicians with their hearts and homes rooted in indie rock and post-punk, in traditional jazz and contemporary art. Two of them, Markus and Micha Acher, were part of The Notwist, one of the most important bands mapping alternative music in Germany. Others, Johannes Enders and Ulrich Wagenheim, have studied jazz and composition. Andreas Gerth worked as an artist and sculptor, Casper Brandner was a well-known drummer in electronic and analog projects. Released on the small Weilheim-based label Payola, the debut of the Tied & Tickled Trio invented a new way of re-arranging old jazz at least for European listeners. Up to then, jazz and alternative had come together mostly in a noisy, distorted and fast-driven way. On this self-titled debut, the Tied & Tickled Trio reworked jazz in a more complex, more open-minded way. It all was about atmosphere and intensity, about sample, structure and sounds. Post-rock (axis Chicago-Weilheim), dub (Adrian Sherwood's On-U-Sound), old heroes (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock) -- the press dropped many names to describe (and to celebrate) this album. "Tusovska Dub" is a vibrating echo chamber, a repetitive track crisscrossed by hidden modulations. "Motorik" is a journey into jazz from minimal piano patterns to free-floating woodwind instruments. "Constant" is a polyrhythmic carpet and the track that shows the complex soundings of the Tied & Tickled Trio best: silent to noisy, far beyond to laid-back, old school jazz to electronic postmodernism. Includes a remix by Console.