New, harmonious, purple – this is how Tilman Herpichböhm describes his new record “The Loft Recordings”. The album was named after the recording location, the Loft in Cologne.
The not quite ordinary line-up consisting of drums (Tilman Herpichböhm), piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer (Simon Nabatov), alto saxophone (Julian Bossert), alto saxophone (Johannes Ludwig) and double bass (Peter Christof) is appearing especially good in this unfolding free space.
There, the alto saxophones can meet sonically, in order to completely alienate themselves again in the next moment – they are the figurehead of the band.
Simon Nabatov is new to the crew, after joint concerts Tilman Herpichböhm wrote the pieces especially for him, making him part of Jilman Zilman. He brings a breath of fresh air to the band – together new and playful compositional and improvisational possibilities are explored.
An energetic mixture of oriental-klezmeresque melodies and a virtuoso compositional simplicity that transports the insatiable pleasure of the musicians.
Interplay is a requirement, not an option.
A special musical sophistication is incorporated in the pieces from the Titaniac Suite “Pier / Pear”: the two pieces come from the live set and transport the audible live energy. The special feature is that in the middle of the bass solo a cut was made, which leads from the first concert evening (acoustic set) to the second concert evening (electric set). The combination of these two songs thus represents the transition that accompanies the listener from the acoustic to the electric version of the band.
Tilman Herpichböhm gets his inspiration from everyday life. The idea for the song “Wiegenlied” came from a misguided music box, which a bank once gave his first daughter as a present. Everything he hears himself can influence his compositions. It does not matter where it comes from. The main goal is to cause a reaction.
The music of Jilman Zilman should move – what exactly it moves, every individual has to find out by themselves.