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Matthias Müller, Olaf Rupp, Rudi Fischerlehner


Olaf Rupp - electric guitar, Matthias Müller - trombone, Rudi Fischerlehner - drums

The four tracks of their freely improvised album "Tam" seem almost somnambulistic. Sound games, soundscapes, sound journeys with each other, towards each other, away from each other. The audacity of this trio lies in the consistency with which it refuses everything superficial.
Julia Neupert, SWR Südwestrundfunk

This trio keeps on growing in wisdom and understanding of one another. The four pieces are rich, shape-shifting, noise-based. Electric guitar, trombone, drum kit –unusual line-up, unusual techniques, producing visceral music that rumbles and grunts.
Francois Couture MONSIEUR DÉLIRE

For Central European ears, the titles of their pieces consist of strange sounding words like bikbus or tingtingk. Olaf Rupp explains they come from Pidgin English from Papua New Guinea. Bikbus, for instance, means big jungle - literally "big bush". Drummer Rudi Fischerlehner adds: "We found the titles for our new CD on a wooden floor in Prague. The words PRE, PEI, SIN, and TAM were printed on the floor; they also exist in Pidgin English and happen to have nice meanings."

Rupp Müller Fischerlehner TAM

The way they find titles for their numbers seems to be just as associative and unplanned as the way they make music. They create spaces between the sounds, in the combination of hearing and being heard, acting and reacting. "You can hear what´s coming from the individual musicians, what patterns are being created," says Rudi Fischerlehner. "Someone might add a counterpoint, pick up a theme, or join in, and of course as a band you develop a sense for collective sounds and dynamic tension."

And in fact the trio´s music sounds like something in the process of creation, something organic, jungle-like, something that grows according to an inner logic. You won´t find any heady considerations about what will happen next. This is because, as the drummer puts it, "It´s not really a question of deciding what comes next, but more like a development. A color becomes predominant and then suddenly everything spills into a new direction, or a sequence abruptly ends and suddenly something new is there. I can´t say for sure whether it´s purely intuition, coincidence, group dynamics, fleeting quantum events, or all of the above.
Text: Doris Schumacher, "Jazzmag", 34th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2013

The band played concerts in Germany, Austria and Romania, among them Kaleidophon Ulrichsberg, Elbjazz Hamburg, Jazz and More Festival Sibiu and Jazzfestival Saalfelden.


2011 TINGTINGK, gligg-records & Bad Alchemy, CD, digital reissue by Farai-Records bandcamp

2013 TAM, Not Applicable, CD bandcamp


Live at Jazzfestival Saalfelden on youtube

Live at Postgarage Graz on youtube

Studio session with Tito at Zentrifuge on youtube

Rupp Müller Fischerlehner
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