Thursday, April 23, 2009

NIMAL-DIS TANZ, CD, 1991, VARIOUS



Following my post of this multinational R.I.O. unit's second album "Voix De Surface", here's their gorgeous swan song form the following year, the line-up here narrowing down to a three piece of Bratko Bibic of Begnagrad, Momo Roussel of Switzerland's inimitable Debile Menthol and Pippin Barnett (Orthotonics, No Safety etc) who was a principal mover on the 80's/90's Downtown NY scene. The jubilantly cockeyed strain of R.I.O. at hand here folds together folkloric elements and art rock eccentricity in a manner first mapped by Fred Frith circa Gravity and Speechless. It's a faultless template that still holds sway with contempo R.I.O. merchants like Alamaailman Vasarat and Daau and it's masterfully articulated here. Thanks to an anonymous blog friend for this treasure!

NOTE: both links went down shortly after this was posted, so evidently the band did not care to have this one shared...

5 comments:

gidouille said...

I have this and Voix de Surface. They're excellent. The really rare one is the first vinyl only self titled Nimal. It's never been reissued. The band was Rossel, Cora & Barnett with guests like Gilles de Rieder and Victor de Bros.

There are also other interesting offshoots of Debile Menthol, such as Manoeuvres d'Automne and Kulu Hatha Mamnua.

Anonymous said...

There's something wrong with both links...

Anonymous said...

Yes, it'll be awesome if you can fix the links... Maybe you can try a faster file sharing service like www.filedropper.com?
Thanks for the great blog.

Blacksmith lion said...

... and continuing my research on Victor de Bros, I find it here at your blog... unfortunately it is like I just found it to late.

thank you any way... it was good info.

all the best to you.

kibayass said...

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Though the link Errors.
May I have it when raising it again?
CD is not at hand and either it embarrasses it though it was a loved band.
It wishes suitably.