Umlaut ‘Arunachala’

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(ROM015)  Released April 19, 2019

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A very festive new EP from Umlaut, the brainchild of Bär McKinnon (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3), ‘Arunachala’ is equal parts circus jazz, oddball pop and melancholic soundscapes. Sonny Rollins meets Brian Wilson, Pennywise the Clown and the Easter Bunny?

  1. intro
  2. Easter Bär 1
  3. Easter Bär 2
  4. Irony Bored
  5. Telangiectasia
  6. Secret Disposable bf
  7. slow melt

Review in Core and Co (17/6/19) by Cyril Glaume

Bär’s experiments are more than ever in jazz territory, but a modern jazz, urban, sinful, a little gaunt, dangerous sometimes, supported by drums that hit without white gloves, crossed with the roar of dark surf rock guitar, and opening up to other, differently coloured worlds.

(excerpt roughly translated from the original French – full review here)

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