Tied + Tickled Trio | SER512
The Tied + Tickled Trio are key players in a thrillingly unlikely Bavarian village modern music scene, sharing members with the Notwist, and generally making things happen from their HQ in Willheim. Following on from an impressive long-playing Payola debut, their Series 500 shows off an all-too-rare flexibility that almost seems to locate the two sides in different decades; 'Monolith' recalling the fine sense of adventure in early 1960's East German jazz (cf. Formation 60), while 'Curry Park' is an altogether more strident affair making us think of both Can and late 70's Cabaret Voltaire at their most engaging. Two frantic signals of vital music life outside the much-reported Berlin and Cologne scenes.