Rupp-Müller-Fischerlehner – Tam

NOT027 – Release Date: 23rd September 2013.

1. PRE 22:52
2. PEI 16:18
3. SIN 7:08
4. TAM 7:24

total 53:53

All music by Rupp Müller Fischerlehner

Olaf Rupp – electric guitar
Matthias Müller – trombone
Rudi Fischerlehner – drums

Recorded May 2nd 2013 by Tito Toblerone at Zentrifuge Berlin

Mixed by Rudi Fischerlehner
Mastered by Olaf Rupp
Cover Photos by Rudi Fischerlehner
Band Photo by Eckhart Derschmidt

Album Description:

For Central European ears, the titles of Rupp-Müller-Fischerlehner’s pieces consist of strange sounding words like bikbus or tingtingk. Guitarist Olaf Rupp explains that they come from ‘Pidgin English’ as spoken in Papua New Guinea. Bikbus, for instance, means big jungle – literally "big bush"; "The idea came to us when I was mixing the first album; Tingtingk, as I kept on seeing this image of a dense jungle."

"The titles for our new album; TAM we found on a wooden floor in Prague." drummer Rudi Fischerlehner adds. "The words PRE, PEI, SIN, and TAM were printed on the floor; they also exist in ‘Pidgin English’ and happen to have nice meanings."

The way Rupp-Müller-Fischerlehner find titles seems to be just as associative and unplanned as the way they make music. They create spaces between the sounds, in the combination of hearing and being heard, acting and reacting.

"You can hear what´s coming from the individual musicians, what patterns are being created," says Rudi Fischerlehner. "Someone might add a counterpoint, pick up a theme, or join in, and of course as a band you develop a sense for collective sounds and dynamic tension."

And in fact the trio´s music sounds like something in the process of creation, something organic, jungle-like, something that grows according to an inner logic. You won´t find any heady considerations about what will happen next. This is because, as the drummer puts it, "It´s not really a question of deciding what comes next, but more like a development. A color becomes predominant and then suddenly everything spills into a new direction, or a sequence abruptly ends and suddenly something new is there. I can´t say for sure whether it´s purely intuition, coincidence, group dynamics, fleeting quantum events, or all of the above."

Doris Schumacher, "Jazzmag", 34th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2013


Live Excerpts from Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2013: