Re: [avant-progressive] Digest Number 929
- --- In avant-progressive@y..., CRAIG <vdorje@e...> wrote:
> >No Secrets' _Kleinzeit_cdno. No Secrets In The Family is the band, Kleinzeit is the CD.
> Can you discuss them a little further? <I`m curious>
> Kleinzeit is the band, yes?
a little further, eh? um, playful/fun type RIO/proggresive, i'd call
it. like the best RIO, plenty of odd little melodies to pop into mind
& keep you humming along during yer grocery shopping, walking the
mutt, or what have you routine...
like i said, it's based on the surrealist novel by Russell Hoban
(also OOP, btw), so's plenty of word play with the lyrics too, & all
finely delivered (& some great gargeling, ala Fitter Stoke). maybe
three different voices to sing the story (no narrative) of hero
Kleinzeit's in hospital fever dream....
speaking of which, maybe an instrument breakdown would better than a
mental one by me at this point...
vocals (m&f), keys, accordion, melodica, guitars, banjo, basses,
violin, robiphones, drums, flutes, recorder, sax's, trombone, piccolo-
if you find it, take a chance. i did. :)
- At 09:39 PM 12/3/02 -0000, mkbox0 wrote:
>speaking of which, maybe an instrument breakdown would better than aI'll second this recommendation, but point that the number of members in
>mental one by me at this point...
>vocals (m&f), keys, accordion, melodica, guitars, banjo, basses,
>violin, robiphones, drums, flutes, recorder, sax's, trombone, piccolo-
>if you find it, take a chance. i did. :)
the band is fairly small, which gives a very intimate feel. It reminds me
of show tunes in a way. The singing is remarkable (and I usually only
listen to instrumental), each word clearly enunciated and understandable
without any trace of Swiss accent. Even in the many sections of quartet
vocals, the mix is crystal clear.
It does share some characteristics of Marcoeur's music for me as well. I
listened to Sports et Percussions today, and the rhythmic character they
share is what defines RIO for me.
NP: Kleinzeit -- great discussion to get album out again!
- --- In avant-progressive@y..., "Caleb T. Deupree" <cdeupree@e...>
> I'll second this recommendation,hey Caleb, glad to hear someone else enjoys this record!
>The singing is remarkable (and I usually only listen toinstrumental), each word clearly enunciated and understandable
without any trace of Swiss accent
yes "But irregularity makes me suspicious" and "without any trace of
Swiss accent" does smack contrary to the heart of the original RIO
code, does it not? ;-)
btw, ReR still has all the No Secrets CD's listed as available.
and most intriguing is this bit of fo in a bio for artist Peter
"1994 makes a video for the Jazz Performance Kleinzeit with No
Secrets in the Family"
wow, would like to see it.
~now for your listening pleasure~
chapter XX - Short High
from Russell Hoban's Kleinzeit:
The world is mine, sang Kleinzeit. Sister loves me and the
world is mine.
Cobblers, said Hospital. Nothing is yours, mate. Even
you aren't yours. You least of all are yours. Listen.
Tantara, said the distant horn. coming closer, love.
Wham! A to B with fireworks and shooting lights. Hoo hoo,
called a black hairy voice offstage.
See what i mean? said Hospital.
That was a short high, said Kleinzeit.