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about

USB
Urban Sound Band

Martin Philadelphy: guitar, vocals www.philadelphy.at
Seppo Gruendler: guitar, electronics gruendler.mur.at
Josef Klammer: drums, electronics klammer.mur.at
special guest :: Bennett Hogg - violin www.bennetthogg.co.uk
Jane LeCroy - poem on "P Art Icle" www.janelecroy.com

USB, one might think, is associated with an interface, and yes: that’s true! However, it’s not the well-known industry standard but the Urban Sound Band, focusing on the experiment as their main musical interface.

Years ago, the Klammer & Gründler Duo used chicken and other living and non-living items as an interface to their musical cosmos, triggering samples and modulating sounds. Driven by their pioneering spirit, they have always been well in advance of the international improvised electronic music scene, not least because of their at this time very unusual combination of drums, guitar and electronics.

Over thirty years since then, they are still searching for new musical catalysts. They found this in the guitarist and vocalist Martin Philadelphy, a jack of all trades. He is capable of a wide variety of styles, ranging from noise and rock improvised music to advanced singer-songwriting.

On their last vinyl, the trio proves that one guitar more guarantees for more rhythmical emphasis. Even for those knowing Martin Philadelphy or the Klammer & Gründler Duo, the trio is always good for a surprise!

Everything is improvised, but at the same time extremely focused and relaxed, leaving you permanently with the feeling of a hidden agenda.
It’s a stunning sizzling ride composed of abstract sounds, contemplative suggestions, accents and impulses. Sometimes, in their short musical comments, searching for motifs, the sly old dogs seem to be surprised by what they have found. The airy feeling and rhythmical understatement, with a wink of grooves, makes them sound fresh and unspoiled.
It’s a safe bet that no two concerts will be the same!

credits

released October 10, 2015

studio recordings on February 3rd & 4th 2014
live recordings on July 3rd 2014 at Stockwerk Graz / Austria:: StockwerkJazz
recording engeneer :: Gernot Tutner
edited and mastered by Seppo Gründler & Josef Klammer
produced 2015 by Seppo Gründler & Josef Klammer
GRAZER ETIKETT | 2015 | LC 6185 | GELP 040
all rights reserved | AUSTRO MECHANA | AKM

Edgar Sorgo - cover design
RGB - Color // 2GjD4xdy9 / 4:4
felt pen / paper, 2013
photo by Christian Jungwirth

signed and numbered limited edition 222 pieces

supported by SKE Fonds
thanks to: StockwerkJazz, Christian Jungwirth
manufactured by CSM Production Vienna

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Track Name: P Art Icle
Jane Le Croy