Klimperei, Tout seul sur la plage en hiver
Klimperei, a coupled to and for life duet from Lyon France - is
very prolific. More than 10 years ago, "Tout Seul sur la Plage en
Hiver" (Alone on the Beach in Winter) was their first production.
And then "Tout Seul..." was already the result of a selection from
more than 5 h of original recordings. Because this duet is prolix
indead. Giving birth to musical miniatures seems to be their way
to disseminate their ideas, their mind waves, and virtualy their
genes. At the Klimperei's, they are doing a lot, with everyday tools
that do "kling klang" when used. Artistic expression is vital for
this duet. And it works well. "Tout Seul ..." is representative
of the myriad fragile emotions from their music. Very well-built
miniatures despite their apparent lack of balance. They are bearing
witness to home-made recording. One can still find the same desire
for simplicity, for apparent amateurism even, of a certain kind
of french surrealistic scene.
From our point of view, "Tout Seul..." not only is Klimperei's founder
CD, but also one that reveals a 100% spontaneousness. A bit like
Johnny and his son; a duet for life.
The Russian Interview
Early Times Collection
(ET 4) - (IPS 0501)
Putting forward un-new recordings: gold & times, filled with an
out-of-fashion genuiness. A music of feelings like some old out of
time whisky. An anti-revival binge because milleniums come one after
the other and we don't care.
"From behind the dunes faces appear and disappear, laughing.
They give a pantomime which doesn't make sense to us - and anyway
we're too busy striding along the beach, digging our heels into
the wet sand, following exactly along the edge drawn by the foam,
the salt. We didn't notice when we left the restricted area; we
go on walking, we feel that something's wrong, we dare not look
Some time later when the hovercraft passes it will be time to turn
back, it will be easier."