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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - the surprise beyond the silence



... yes, I'm - definitely - still smiling...

Went to Sesto al Renghena, a nice village about 140 km from home, to attend to a concert of Teho and Blixa... an Italian and a German gentlemen and musicians whose music in their newly brewed disc was a 2 years in the making... every note, sampling, text and drama was carefully planned and made possible.

I'm in deep family troubles, these days... yet, after the heaviness of an awful day, I decided to feel alive again and, joined by my pal Edo, we reached the place where the musical event was to be held.

An heavenly place, a stone paved square in an ancient Benedectine monastery, old bricks and frescos... fresh air, blue sky, stars, a quarter moon...


The bell and clock-tower: Italy at its VERY best!




... and a music which was talking about Sargasso Sea, eels, fishes and sea... and more... Teho's sampling, INCREDIBLY weird and thunderous and evoking and Blixa persona, voice and italian texts reading, reminding me a God-blessed Bruno Ganz...


I REALLY felt... defenestrato:-))) (italian for throwed out of the window, as per Blixa's joyful playing with italian language and phonetic:-) by this music and mood.

Words aren't able to describe the soundscapes the musicians created, joined by cello and bells and glockenspiel and a string quartet...


People in the audience, myself included, were breathless... in awe to preserve the atmosphere, the mood and soul of this artists dream made public, shared with a sense of easiness and surprise... like on stage the artists were feeling same alien beauty the audience was experiencing.

Teho and Blixa's "Still Smiling",  a four stars for Mojo magazine this month, is "Record of The Year" for yours truly, as well...





Available in vinyl and disk forms... and... superb... SUPERB, indeed!














2 comments:

mats gunnars said...

here are some pictures:

http://www.creepingmackroki.be/index.php/concerten-2012/concerts-2013/1155-teho-teardo-blixa-bargeld-ab

mats gunnars said...

Two recent Teho and Blixa shows on the 'Dime now.
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-browse.php?search=blixa&cat=0&searchscope=