New Album: ‘Teddy Zer & The Kwands’ by Geiger von Müller

Geiger von Müller crafts a unique rustic universe on the delightfully playful “Teddy Zer & The Kwands”. Without needing to say a single word a narrative begins to take hold. Over the course of the album Geiger von Müller makes the guitar sing in unexpected lovely ways. At times the highly intricate gestures recall John Fahey’s rich, elaborate sound. Heavily grounded in the tradition of the blues, he incorporates elements of raga, classical, folk, and more in a gorgeous blend. Keeping things to the
absolute essentials just a pure guitar the album unfurls with such tremendous grace.

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Rich textures emerge on the western twang of “Toys In Ghettos [Part 1]”. Things have a dry spaciousness to them for the exploration of sonic decay give the sound an ominous tone. A great degree of care goes into play on “Interstellar Resorption #1”. Within this singular track silence has a pivotal role for he lets the guitar breath as it teems with an undeniable sense of vitality and life.

Going for a lovely disposition “Origins #1” chooses a gentle path for the higher register qualities allow the guitar to have a voice. By far the highlight of the album comes from the epic sprawl of “Interstellar Resorption #2”. A wild journey begins as everything possible gesture bounces off the walls in such unexpected ways. “Toys In Ghettos [aka 26947]” brings the album to a close in a thoughtful way.

Proving to have a truly unique voice, Geiger von Müller delves into a sense of undeniable beauty with the tender tones of “Teddy Zer & The Kwands”.