Klimperei, Tout seul sur la plage en hiver
Catalog reference number: Early Time Collection 4 - IPS 0501.
CD release date: May, 2001.
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
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."