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Release Date: 14.04.2006
TT Catalogue No: 4489
Firomanum rips through the auditory canals. Sometimes a bit like rock, sometimes melancholy, always grounded, unusually familiar, firm and relaxed. Angular lines and clear grooves welcome the listener and cleave inside the ear.
Arne Jansen’s „Go straight“ draws you right into the events. „The mean spider of Tandorine“, a composition by Eva Kruse is one of the absolute highlights on the album. Over absorbing minutes, with quiet and high closeness a bizzare web of rythms and timbres is spun until the musicians pave dazzling ways on it. A rollercoaster ride ready to spread its sound even to the most secluded areas of hearing. In its impelling manner, Nils Tegens „Firomatie“ finds the balance between traditional ways and well dosed surprises. Niels Klein’s piece „Frames“, creates, similar to a contemporary tryptichon three cool architectural timbres and places them next to each other. The „frames“ are being extended by using two clarinetts played at the same time, „Harmonic Square“ by Eva Kruse comes in a similar cubistic unwiedly way. The musical characters named „Ranterkant“ and „Zavar“ emanate from the imagination of the drummer, pianist and composer Nils Tegen. Over again they appear in his works – and so their story finds in „Zavar’s neue Farben“ and „Der Schnatt und Ranterkant als Herren im Zenit“ a continuation of the titles on the debut album.
The formation Firomanum confronts its songs in a diversified way, one story
flows into the other. The four characters of the band densify to a collective
story. Sometimes conceptual, then free again, sometimes reserved and with
demure jazz-charms, but always a bit of its own. And the pleasing avantgardistic
echos always show a certain sense of humour. The firomanic music doesn’t
quite want to leave the auditory canals completely. Already the first listening
leaves its traces – from that moment on you want more.