Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Spinning Motion's Confidence in the Future in 1980 [review only, my apologies]
A beautiful little shiny gem of outsider art like those paintings classified as 'primitifs' who never received any art training, although, as I understand it, these musicians did play in the German jazz scene, as you can see from the database entries on RYM and discogs. I believe the singer and pianist Manfred Tapper would be the mastermind behind this little priceless piece, although I shouldn't say priceless so much as budgetless in the case of those hoping to purchase it. Nonetheless due to the odd gentle atmosphere and curious style of acoustic progressive pop-jazz they play, including some bossa nova rhythmed numbers that seem twenty years out of date, I would say this is really a progressive treasure. Expensive and rare, but understandably so, as who could have enjoyed this music in the year 1980?
As usual I will post something when I am given permission, if it ever comes to be....
To get a taste of this style, here is the utterly unusual and charming "Playground of Burial Funds:"
Not only the title but the lyrics are worth listening to, with their oddly macabre but soothingly melancholy atmosphere. The remainder of the record is just as good.