Alice au Pays des Merveilles
Catalog reference number: IPS 0600.
CD release date: June, 2000. Out of print.
Digital released on Bandcamp
on April 1, 2020.
Cover by Alfie Benge
Alice is to the wonders what the penicillium is to the Roquefort.
Wonders which punctuate life with amazements, little fears,
obsessions or absurdities. Not a marshmallow world where Manicheism
rules social life. In this wonderland, queens are puzzling
(sometimes disgusting), animals talk about uninteresting things
(in the grown-up sense), and vicious circles settle, without
modifying the rythm of life though. Everything seems natural,
because these surrealistic nonsenses are not very different
from ours. Heads ?, we cut some everyday in a way. And this
is where Lewis Carroll did a mistake : the story of Alice
is everything but a dream. This is what Klimperei tries to
make us live once more through a soft drive inside the text
of Lewis Carroll and in the Alice's adventures. We are not
so far from breaking through the mirror to madness. Klimperei's
deceptively simple tunes and musical arrangements are the
perfect reflection of false stupidities of the book. Comic
half-obsolete half-flicted songs, melancolic atmospheres and
reeks of bombast (beurk...). Klimperei suggests a true concept
siidi, remaining humble and sincere. Really dreamt.
Klimperei, duo from Lyon (France), has been playing for a
long time now, a kind of music for children, warm and unbalanced,
fragile and funny: their sincerity and simplicity of which
can touch or get on your nerves, it depends... A bit like
Eric Rohmer's movies.
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