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Will anyone shout "Judas!" when listening to the new Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin Electric Trio, like the spectator heard on The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert, the double live album of Bob Dylan's controversial performance in Manchester in May 1966? Interrupted during the resolutely electric second half of the concert, the singer's reaction was unequivocal: "Play It Fuckin' Loud!" he shouted to the accompanying musicians from The Hawks.
Today, in a different context, the KSZ trio takes up the electrification challenge. Their latest CD, Black Forest Diary, sounds like a true statement of artistic independence. Admired for the singularity of their acoustic approach to sound, the trio unveils here a gestural and instrumental space that makes use of amplification, but is above all totally electrified. Transducers and effects pedals progressively unfold a multi-dimensional space, a 360-degree music, where our perception is constantly called into question: we are sometimes in front of the sound, sometimes above it, sometimes below it, sometimes in total immersion. The intimate and the faraway coexist, the urban superimposed on vast wilderness, the history of sound and its geography infinitely diffracted. With a rare common spirit, the musicians of the Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin Electric Trio accurately trace the current contours of a new Arte dei Rumori.

Das Trio, das für die Einzigartigkeit seiner akustischen Herangehensweise an den Klang bewundert wird, enthüllt hier einen gestischen und instrumentalen Raum, der sich der Verstärkung bedient, aber vor allem völlig elektrifiziert ist. Schallwandler und Effektpedale entfalten nach und nach einen mehrdimensionalen Raum, eine 360-Grad-Musik, in der unsere Wahrnehmung ständig in Frage gestellt wird: Wir befinden uns mal vor dem Klang, mal über ihm, mal unter ihm, mal in völliger Versenkung. Das Intime und das Ferne koexistieren, das Städtische überlagert sich mit der weiten Wildnis, die Geschichte des Klangs und seine Geografie werden unendlich gebrochen. Mit einem seltenen gemeinsamen Geist zeichnen die Musiker des Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin Electric Trios präzise die aktuellen Konturen einer neuen Arte dei Rumori nach.

Text by Jacques Demierre


released April 1, 2024

Harald Kimmig, elektrische Violine und Elektronik
Daniel Studer, elektrischer Kontrabass
Alfred Zimmerlin, elektrisches Violoncello und Elektronik

Recorded at MPS Studio Villingen, December 2022, by Frank Baumann.
Mix and master by Alex Huber. Text by Jacques Demierre.
Artwork and design by Paula Troxler and Kleon. Produced by Wide Ear Records and Trio KSZ.


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