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Mummer - SoulOrganismState



Mummer SoulOrganismState
Mummer - SoulOrganismState
(CD) Klein KL080, 2006-10-02

Tracklisting :
01.Willoweep
02. I Spy
03. Every Little Thing I Know
04. Baby, Dont You Go
05. Final Conclusion
06. Inside My Shell
07. Hey, You Did
08. When I Go Home
09. Love To Be
10. Seven Doctors
11. Walk
12. Every Bird Is Wishing

Links :
myspace.com/mummer1
projecteast.biz/klein/mummer/albumplayer
kleinrecords.com
nocturne.fr

Press Release (french) :
Mummer est le nouveau projet incroyablement riche et jazzy de l'ancien membre de MUM Stefan Jungmair et de la déesse vocale Betty Semper, tous deux basés à Vienne et excellant dans l'art de l'ambiguïté.

Soulorganismstate est un disque tout en saveur: doux et aigre à la fois, fondant ou croquant, c'est selon. Le saxophoniste, compositeur et producteur et la chanteuse si talentueuse ont créé un album que l'on pourrait volontiers qualifier de Soulful à la première écoute mais cela s'avèrerait trop réducteur. Le terme qui correspond serait plutôt "Soulorganique". Toujours à la quête de contrastes musicaux, les deux enchanteurs du son réarrangent et travestissent les éléments jazz et électroniques à des niveaux inédits.
En plus d'être un titre de disque de XTC sorti en 1983, "mummer" qualifie quelqu'un qui aime se déguiser. Un être à plusieurs visages, quelqu'un qui ne peut être identifié facilement. En fait les "mummer" aiment rester mystérieux, plein de surprises et surtout imprévisibles. Soulorganismstate est un album qui ne se prend pas au sérieux mais qui vous fait tout de même sourire de plaisir. Définitivement un album vocal, qui fait la part belle à une voix de haute volée. On y retrouve Betty Semper en personne, une des meilleures chanteuses de blues et de gospel, qui avait déjà prêté sa voix angélique au second album de MUM, "The Szabotnik 15 Mission". Elle qui a déjà travaillé avec Gloria Gaynor, Eric Clapton et Mike Ottis.
Et question invités, l'album n'est pas en reste: le crooner blues Wayne Martin, un vrai soul man qui a collaboré avec Boozoo Bajoo de K7. A bord de ce voyage vocal on compte aussi LA nouvelle égérie viennoise Angela Reisinger, aussi connue sous le nom d'Angele Rice. Membre du collectif artistique Konsorten TM et apparaissant aux cotés de Richard Miklos en tant que Mirize sur Fabrique Records, elle est l'une des meilleures jeunes voix du jazz de tout le pays.

Biography (english) :
Salute Mummer - the new amazing versatile project of former Klein act MUM member Stefan Jungmair and vocal goddess Betty Semper, both based in Vienna and both into the high art of equivocating.

"Soulorganismstate" makes a debut of a special kind & flavour: Sweet and sour, mellow and yellow, high - and lowdown - all the same. The classically trained Jazz musician, composer/producer and the gifted singer have created an album that could be easily tagged soulful at first listen but there is way much more to it than that. Moreover it's soulorganic and way beyond the "It's an ecclectic mix of this and that" bull, you'll see. Always on the quest for musical contrasts, the two wizards of sound reanimate and masquerade Dance and Funk genre elements into never-known timbres and are a credit to their name.

After all apart from being the title of an XTC record, a 'mummer' is someone who likes to disguise, putting on costumes - a synonym for 'guiser'. So we're speaking of someone with various faces and someone who can not easily be identified. All in all 'mummers' like to remain a trifle mysterious and unclear, always full of surprises and unpredictable. The Dadaism of MUM is apparent still, it's an album that doesn't want to come across dead serious but still has you smiling if you take those blinkers off your ears.

"Soulorganismstate" is clearly a vocal album which does feature three vocalists of a special kind and calibre. Of course there's Betty Semper herself who's already lend her angelic voice to MUM's second album, 'The Szabotnik 15 Mission'. Then we have the guest singers: Adding to the roots share of the album is no one else but Berlin-based Blues crooner Wayne Martin, a real soul man who's cooperated with Boozoo Bajoo / K7 for instance. Also on the vocal cruise ship is the Viennese newcomer, singer and songwriter Angela Reisinger - also known as Angel Rice, she is one of the best young Jazz voices in the country.

If you're a mummer, you're keeping mum :
Stefan Jungmair used to be part of the Austrian duo MUM, who were among the first artists on Klein Records. Two men who had venus on their foreheads, all "duke cut" and got you "caught like a trout". Almost a decade ago, Stefan and Paul Schneider started building thei MUM universe abusing Electro, Jazz, 70s Funk, Hip Hop, Dub, Soul with a little wink in the eye - defying the logic of musical barriers which resulted in strangely hypnotic yet highly danceable velvety soundtracks for imaginary films.
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