"As a foundation there is, of course, the very German classical genre of the Lied. A melody suited to singing and set to a piano illustrating the lyrics with comments. But here, tradition, song and instrument clash. A sort of recitative was cultivated, the lyrics were more or less improvised, melodies were crumbled into tiny bits to be joined together in exhilarating sound shocks."
Alexander von Schlippenbach piano
Sven-Åke Johansson voice, accordion, drums
Recorded at Onkel Pö, Hamburg, March 1978
Mastering Werner Dafeldecker