Boomkat Product Review:
Omminnggg and Schlommingg is the 2nd LP of masterfully enchanting and intoxicating drone collusion from Charlemagne Palestine and Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan wearing their Grumbling Time Machine Orchestra cloaks, beautifully leading on from gnuuuccckkkaaaiiioooww!!! .
For this episode they recorded at The Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, November 28th, 2015 - some two years since they first met at Transmissions festival in Ravenna, and subsequently London’s Cafe Oto; the recordings of which ended up becoming their first LP. Same again with this one, which transposes the pin-drop acoustic accuracy of The Jazzhouse over three sides of vinyl, culminating in a fourth side of fluttering kosmiche pulses and vocals extracted from the original recordings and vaulted into a sublime new form by Tucker and O’Sullivan.
Combining Palestine’s playful yet esoteric vocal styles - a mixture of cantorial synagogue music and his studies with Hindustani classical maestro Pandit Pran Nath - along with Tucker and O’Sullivan’s electronics and strings, and their psycho-sonic imaging abilities, the results tap into an underlying, hypnotic spirit that can be recognised and understood by anyone with ears and an open mind, conveying images of other planets, other spirits, other lives with a totally lucid sense of surreality every bit as tangible as a waking dream.
It’s music with no real beginning or end, going headlong and perpendicular across the history of sacred and folk musics to dowse the spaces between, divining arcane integers of culture that are rarely heard in this way, and in the process seeming to stop or bend time altogether with the efficacy of an anti-gravity water clock.