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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gebarvaterli, Germany *** REISSUED ***


Gebärväterli - Im Tal der Emmen. 1978 Brutkasten.

*** Reissued by the band Nov 2014 ***

Despite the artist and title sounding like some sort of alpine cheese, Gebarvaterli is anything but cheesy. Technically would fit in the large Kraut fusion school of the late 1970s, but this album won't remind you of Kraan, Embryo, Missus Beastly, etc... In fact, there are parts here that recall the great Tortilla Flat (especially in the rhythms and flute solo sections). And when the trombone gets featured, I'm reminded of Nanu Urwerk, another square-peg-in-a-round hole German fusion band. While it's not perfect throughout (sometimes it's pure jazz - fine - but not ideal for me anyway), this is one of the best new-for-me obscurities I've heard in 2009. Well worth the time to hear. Would love to see Garden of Delights or Long Hair put this platter out on CD.

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2 comments:

dripdrip said...

Hi Tom,

I was about to post this right after I let you know about Moira / Garstein connection, but got carried away and forgot about it.

Anyway, according to Gebarvaterli's Facebook, their album will be reissued on CD with 2 bonustracks towards the end of November. They will also have a reunion gig around the same time. No idea about the label - the Facebook is all in German, and there is not too much information. But we'll see.

Cheers,
Lev

Tom said...

Thanks Lev for the comment and news! I'll research as well and see what I come up with.