Tied & Tickled Trio
- 1. Tied & Tickled Trio Octant (Intro) 1' 59
- 2. Tied & Tickled Trio Unwohlpol 3' 15
- 3. Tied & Tickled Trio D.b. Track 3' 31
- 4. Tied & Tickled Trio Utrom 5' 48
- 5. Tied & Tickled Trio Yolanda 2' 37
- 6. Tied & Tickled Trio Van Brunt 4' 19
- 7. Tied & Tickled Trio Sevastopol 3' 04
- 8. Tied & Tickled Trio 4 Pole 6' 18
- 9. Tied & Tickled Trio Numerate 1' 40
- 10. Tied & Tickled Trio Octant (Outro) 2' 37
- 11. Tied & Tickled Trio Curry Park 4' 43
- 12. Tied & Tickled Trio Monolith 4' 25
- 13. Tied & Tickled Trio Wedding Song (T+tt Remix) 4' 18
Released on Morr Music
An intimate overture. Woodwind instruments in a whispering dialog. With “octant” this second album of the Tied & Tickled Trio begins far away from the Storm and Stress of their self-titled debut. It begins in a mood that is typical for “EA1 EA2”, which was originally released on the small Weilheim-based label Payola in autumn 1999. Also the second track “unwohlpol” – built around an electronic pattern – spreads a calm, nearly melancholic atmosphere. Or “yolanda” with its charming piano tune, a remembrance of Eric Satie or a long autumn walk.
“EA1 EA2“ is a cool, sometimes even a calculated album. It is about reducing and pausing; less free-jazz than the debut. Like in “d.b. track” where the nervous shimmering of electronic noises flows into the warmth of a swelling trombone. “cool jazz” – that’s what the press was reminded of.
In some directions “EA1 EA2” is the consequent follow-up to The Tied & Tickled Trio’s self-titled first album. It isn’t a minor intensive record, but it is intensive in a more introvert manner. The different influences of The Tied & Tickled Trio are clearly separated: Sensitive Jazz without fear of pleasant soundings, noisy but carefully measured electronics and the polyrhythmic drumming of Markus Acher and Casper Brandner, who had both started the Tied & Tickled Trio as a drums-only duo in 1994.
But there was also something new about the debut: “EA1 EA2“ deals with the recording studio’s possibilities in a curious and open-minded way. It phrases the difference between the live and the studio situation, which from then on became a challenge for The Tied & Tickled Trio. Seven years later the band has just released film material of one of their recent concerts on their DVD “observing systems” on Morr Music as a result of this process: Their concerts are not just a reproduction of their studio recordings and vice versa.