The Kammerflimmer Kollektief plays music, which should not be written down, for it would scorch the paper. The project, whose music meanders between precision and freedom, has been founded in 1996 by Thomas Weber. Up to now, the Kollektief has released nine albums. Live performances all over the world are realized as a trio with Heike Aumüller and Johannes Frisch. Bang that head that doesn’t bang!
“Graceful in its contradictions, somewhere between the warm hues of a Daniel Lanois soundscape and the gnatlike movements of European free jazz.”– New York Times
“An embrace of life in the midst of sorrow.”– All Music Guide
“Epic soundscapes dotted with detailed intricacy.”– The Wire
“Disclocated dense music rife with clandestine connotations.”– de-bug
This meeting was planned by the devil, because he wanted to do some good for a change: the jazz-electronica-rock project Kammerflimmer Kollektief from Karlsruhe have been assembling a wide range of sounds live and on record ranging from unforeseeable noise, soft sighs of love and exploding hearts of iron since 1996. Now they’ve made a record with writer, journalist and former Spex editor in chief Dietmar Dath. Farnschiffe – eleven songs, some intimate, some infatuated, some grim and some relaxed between spoken word, singing voices and music blossoming as by itself in all colours imaginable. The musicians and the author chose their shared name in honour of the lesbian author and journalist Annemarie Schwarzenbach.
CD/LP/DL, Staubgold, 2015