ANIMA-SOUNDAnima-Sound im Lungau

Genre: Improvisation
Label: Play Loud
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Artikelnummer: 020206 Release Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2024


In 1968, the Austrian Classical and Jazz pianist Friedrich Gulda organized the First International Music Forum of Ossiachersee with the theme “Improvisation in Music – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”. Influenced by current musical movements such as Free Jazz, Freak-out and Free-form Improvisations, the festival rapidly gained recognition.
During the third edition of the festival, Gulda got to know the band Anima-Sound and was fascinated by their “absolute free music”, which they played on home-made instruments. Anima-Sound was Limpe and Paul Fuchs, who had already released two albums in 1971, Stu?rmischer Himmel (Stormy Heaven) on Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser’s OHR label (now re-released as play loud-47) and the self-released Musik fu?r Alle (Music for All; play loud-51). Musik fu?r Alle developed during a 4,000 kilometer tour throughout Europe when the band and their two children hitched a handmade mobile home and stage to an old Hanomag tractor, bringing their anarchic, uncompromising improvisations to an impromptu public free of charge.

German documentary filmmaker Helga Tiedemann captured part of the tour for the film Mit 20 km/h durch Europa (VOD pl-72). Friedrich Gulda’s excitement about Anima-Sound could be seen throughout the seventies, and they often toured together. The band became regulars at Gulda’s festivals of Free Music. In 1972, they released the simply titled LP Anima (pl-52). In 1973, Tiedemann captured one of the shows, and the film Gruppe Anima in Salzburg has also been released on play loud! (pl-72).
The International Music Forum of Ossiachersee ended in 1974. In the same year, Gulda and Limpe and Paul Fuchs went on tour with some of their festival musicians and recorded the double vinyl LP It’s Up To You (see info on reverse*). Also in 1974, they recorded a 7” single at the famous Munich Jazz club Domicile (**). Throughout the seventies, Friedrich Gulda and his partner Ursula Anders cherished Free Music. The festival in Ossiach attracted top-class guests, including among others Pink Floyd, Weather Report, Tangerine Dream and many great Jazz and World Music musicians.
The follow-up festival, Tage Freier Musik (Days of Free Music) at Castle Moosham in the Lungau region of Salzburg, Austria in 1976 again offered a high-class bill: Albert Mangelsdorff, Cecil Taylor, Ursula Anders, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, John Surman and Friedrich Gulda himself. A year later in 1977, the guests were Don Cherry and Moki, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, The Revolutionary Ensemble, Otto Muehl, Gu?nther Rabl, Paul Fickl, Makaya Ntshoko, Andy McCloud, and Anima-Sound with Limpe and Paul Fuchs.
The recordings you are holding in your hand were made during the 1977 festival and have been restored and are released for the first time ever.


01. Duo 1 Lungau
02. Duo 2 Lungau
03. Duo 3 Lungau
04. Blechduo Lungau
05. Duo 4 Lungau
06. Limpe Lungau
07. Paul Lungau
08. Duo 5 Lungau
09. Duo 6 Lungau