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Kammerflimmer Kollektief
CD, LP, DL; ltd. tape edition and 8-track: sold out!
Out: 21. September 2018, Bureau B

Designed and produced to satisfy the most extreme demands!!!

What the press says:

»It should be clear that founder Thomas Weber’s commitment to precisely executed sonic freedom and what Robert Musil termed “daylight mysticism” is still intact. (…)  A kind of distorted grandeur, like Karlsruhe after a thunderstorm. (…) There Are Actions retains much of Weber’s childlike ability to plug away at a meaningless sound until it means something and to live with an absence of fixed stylistic identity so long that it becomes a kind of perverse self-confidence. The sound, too, might be thought to reflect Erikson’s unusual heritage: bright and clean from one perspective, gnomic and mystical from another. No identity crisis in the KK studio. After ten albums, Weber seems content to take his own wonky pulse. And ours.« ~ Brian Morton, The Wire

»Impossible to escape the German lineage of Krautrock, post-industrial and Kosmische, the Kollektief often evoke the folkloric mysticism atmospheres of Dance Of The Lemmings and older Amon Düül II albums, Faust, Einstürzende Neubauten. But they also stir up the most experimental of European jazz, esoteric Americanna, avant-garde and Godspeed You! Black Emperor influences too. Yet they conjure ghostly apparitional manifestations both imaginatively disturbing and dreamy, and entirely their own. TAAWWHNAWNCTCU is a topography of not only real historical, literary places but also feelings, emotions; a deep suffusion of enigmatic intelligence.« ~ Dominic Valvona, monolithcocktail.com

»This time around it’s all fuzz and bombast, a beautiful excursion into abrasive textures and dramatic turns. (…) Despite the atheist tag, there’s a great feeling of spirituality in these grooves, which flow seamlessly from drone to improvisation to jam. Everything seems to have a form, but the description of the form is elusive. Every once in a while, the music tumbles ~ intentionally, we’re sure ~ into a clear segment of melodic whimsy. “Lucid, Imperial Beach” earns its title only in the last minute, perfect timing as it makes the listener strain and yearn.
The title implies rituals left undone, sacrifices to old gods, unattended buttons, obsessive-compulsive repetitions. Are we safe without them? Is it wise to neglect them? The sawing turmoil of “Discharged, Quauhnáhuac” is like that of an unsettled mind. But then it’s followed by the loveliest passage on the album, dotted with squeaking like that of a child’s toy, and benign whispers. The current trio is full of reconciled contradictions. If the band were to sing, this is where they would do it. Feel free to sing if you want; there’s still time, a window of peace between disasters, a lullaby of harmonium and guitar.
As darkness descends once more, it does so in memory of light. Things are not as bleak as the cover implies. Look closer. Still closer. No ropes are visible. The figure on the front seems to be hanging by his or her own intention ~ either imitating persecution or drawing on the power of the forest. We’ve forgotten so many of these rituals that we’re unable to recognize them at first sight. The seven songs, referred to as seven actions in the titles and seven stations in the liner notes, hearken back to the original seven stations of the cross. Who then is hanging on the tree? And who has the power, the hanger or the hanged? As in the infamous Tarot card, the hanging may simply mean inversion, a purposeful change that looks negative but is actually positive. The trio invites us to reevaluate our suppositions, to return to our initial impressions and to ask if they still hold true.« ~ Richard Allen, acloserlisten.com

»Eén van de leuke dingen van het in 1996 door Thomas Weber opgerichte Kammerflimmer Kollektief is hun continue drang te experimenteren en nieuwe wegen te (onder)zoeken. Dat levert niet alleen mooie resultaten op, het heeft er ook voor gezorgd dat de groep tegenwoordig over een compleet ander geluid beschikt dan ten tijde van hun debuut Mäander uit 1999. De rode draad wordt gevormd door de jazz, alleen openbaart die zich steeds anders. (…) Op hun vorige, tiende cd Désarroi laten ze biologerende experimentele en abstracte muziek horen, wat hun beste album tot dan oplevert. Die lijn trekken ze nog wat verder door op met de recensie vullende titel There Are Actions Which We Have Neglected And Which Never Cease To Call Us. De 7 stukken hier vormen een caleidoscopisch avontuur waar jazz, freejazz, krautrock, psychedelische ambient, noise, drones en soms gewoonweg kakofonisch geluid de revue passeert. Ondanks dat het echt alle kanten uitgaat weten ze je tot het eind in hun bijzondere houdgreep te nemen, die zich met niets en niemand laat vergelijken. Alweer hun beste tot nu toe.« ~ De Subjectivisten