In Between Festivals
GROPPER/GRAUPE/LILLINGER – the band formerly known as HYPERACTIVE KID
They don’t go on stage, they step into the ring. Everyone for himself, everyone for the other, everyone highly concentrated and receptive for the quickly produced ideas, everyone as a source of inspiration for a musical clinch that – wide awake – lets the events arising in between breaks and attacks become existential.
GROPPER/GRAUPE/LILLINGER is not only a band – much more a pumping, breathing, vital organism, whose independent existence transmits itself to the audience like an unexpected stroke of luck. It would be easy to focus exclusively on the rhythmic aspects of their music, but that would be missing the point, the intervallic ingredients of their musical explorations is just as defining for their bold nonlinear structures.
Very conscious of form, individual rather than a reproduction, feverish rather than linear, free, dynamic and conspirative. The three mirror the metropolises of the present trilogically, confront them and zigzag through their labyrinths. This is how music of absolute relevance emerges, music that is more and more conscious of its in large parts written out means.