Review: Mummer the new amazing versatile project of former Klein act MUM member Stefan Jungmair and vocal goddess Betty Semper are lifting this 5 track 'Willoweep' EP from their album on Klein Records. The two wizards of sound reanimate and masquerade dance, funk and soul genre elements into never-known timbres and are a credit to their name. This double A Side EP features three standout album tracks and two remixes: 'Cut-Ex' takes disco, dub and funk and fuses the lot into a heady cocktail of nightclub magic and delivers here a powerful stripped down mid-tempo roller that flicks all the right switches. A kind of groove that leaves dance-floors reeling and their peers speechless.
Review: Wham bam, thank you Mam! Along with producer Christopher Just, Mel Merio's been digging for eighties treasures. Mel has taken "Domino Dancing", by the Pet Shop Boys, and transformed it into a pumping, trembling, raving mash-up electro bastard. This is an amazing Klein Records release.
Review: Salute Mummer, the new amazing versatile jazzy project of former Klein act Mum member Stefan Jungmair and vocal goddess Betty Semper, both based in Vienna and both into the high art of equivocating. "Soulorganismstate" makes a debut of a special kind & flavour: Sweet and sour, mellow and yellow, high and lowdown - all the same. The classically trained jazz saxophonist, composer/producer and the gifted singer have created an album that could be easily tagged soulful at first listen but there is way much more to it than that. Moreover it's soul organic and way beyond the "It's an eclectic mix of this and that" bull, you'll see. Always on the quest for musical contrasts, the two wizards of sound reanimate and masquerade dance and jazz genre elements into never-known timbres and are a credit to their name. After all apart from being the title of an XTC record, a Mummer is someone who likes to disguise, putting on costumes - a synonym for guiser. So we're speaking of someone with various faces and someone who can not easily be identified. All in all mummers like to remain a trifle mysterious and unclear, always full of surprises and unpredictable. The Dadaism of Mum is apparent still, it is an album that doesn't want to come across dead serious but still has you smiling if you take those blinkers off your ears. "Soulorganismstate" is clearly a vocal album which does feature three vocalists of a special kind and calibre. Of course there's Betty Semper herself, one of the best and most authentic blues/soul and gospel singers around who's already lend her angelic voice to Mum's second album, "The Szabotnik 15 Mission". Let's show off a bit, she already worked with Gloria Gaynor, Eric Clapton and Mike Ottis and toured all around the world. Then we have the guest singers: Adding to the roots share of the album is no one else but Berlin-based blues crooner and shouter Wayne Martin, a real soul man who's cooperated with Boozoo Bajoo for instance. Like no other he manages to give the audience exactly what they want and what he wants them to perceive. Also on the vocal cruise ship is Viennese newcomer, singer and songwriter Angela Reisinger - also known as Angel Rice. Part of the Vienna artist collective Konsorten TM and with Richard Miklos as Mirize on Fabrique Records, she is one of the best young jazz voices in the country.