UgEXPLODE Records have just this very second announced the following rather important news – “The Flying Luttenbachers is a seminal band which originally existed between 1991 and 2007 and ran a renegade stylistic gamut from hardcore Free Jazz improvisation to rigorous Modernist composition, uniting many threads of outsider aesthetics under the dictatorship of composer and instrumentalist Weasel Walter. Alumni of the group include experimental rock heavies like Ed Rodriguez (Deerhoof), Mick Barr (Krallice), Jonathan Hischke (Les Butcherettes, Hella) and Alex Perkolup (Cheer-Accident), as well as noted improvisers Fred Lonberg Holm, Jeb Bishop, Hal Russell, and Ken Vandermark. Over the course of 16 official releases, The Flying Luttenbachers stood for everything bracing and cathartic in modern music before the project ended. March 2017 marks the first Flying Luttenbachers performances in more than a decade. The new New York City-based trio, featuring Weasel Walter (drums), Tim Dahl (bass guitar) and Chris Welcome (guitar), will focus on new interpretations of classic material, keeping the thread of the project while expanding the sonic possibilities into the present”.
This of course is very good news, I expect the shows will be over there rather than over here, but hey, if Wesel Walters is feeling the need to fly then where it may happen is a good thought (get on the case Cafe Oto!) . There does seem to be a date in Paris on March 22nd, watch this space….
if for some reason you don’t already have all their albums withing immediate reach, and you haven’t heard those Luttenbachers before (oh how lucky you are, you only get to hear them for the firs time once in your life, bit like losing your virginity or going to your first – insert whatever you must here – they are a full on assault on appathy!)