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3.29 | 3 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Treibsand
2. Nah und Fern
3. Positives Lied
4. Happiness
5. Kulturbetrieb
6. So Froh
7. Sprachlos
8. Uferlos
9. 24
10. Eiszeit
11. Oh Mensch
12. Alles Klar
13. Alles im Griff
14. Rock
15. Abendwind

Line-up / Musicians

- Markus Stauss / all saxes, additional keyboards, flutes, delay + sampling, loops, digitalhorn, sequenzen programming, vocals
- Pit Kayser / keyboards, vocals
- Andi Muckenhirn / drums, percussions

Guest musicians:
- Jean Chaine / electric bass
- Caroline Fahrni / violin
- Andre Muller / Alto & Baritone saxophone

Releases information

CD Music Is Intelligence WMMS 060 (1994)

Information about CD ÜBERFALL: extracts from original Überfall info papers 1985 - 1994

ÜBERFALL's sound is not lined up in formation with the imbecilic entertainment industry. These extracts from the Überfall Vinylalbums (... In alle Ewigkeit / Neuschnee / Nr. 3) from 1986 to 1989 is a perfect starter into the music of ÜBERFALL for all those who lost the record player down the road. A colourfull and happy compilation as the most merciless songs have been left out ... yes, real Überfall-freak still reach out for the original vinyls which perfectly mirrors the mood of the then staged performances of this hated, beloved and fascinating band: Cunning like steal, taken off thundering, creeping monotonic, feeling threatening to swell unbearably, eruptions of chant, hideous truths destroying the harmony. (Überfall 1985 / 1994)

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Review by memowakeman
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3 stars Interesting jazz rock from Switzerland!

Nowadays, if you are looking for progressive rock from that European country, you will probably find a project in which a very talented musician called Markus Stauss is involved.

This is the case of this jazz rock oriented trio named Überfall, which was formed in the mid eighties, they released four studio albums and then disbanded in the early nineties, but anyway, in 1994 the band released this compilation album entitled "So uferlos im Abendwind", (don't ask me what it means), and it comprises some representative songs taken from their studio albums, so here you will find an excellent introduction to this interesting band. This album feature 15 and a total time of 73 minutes, so yeah you will have more than an hour of enjoyment of this jazz (but avant-garde) band. The members of this trio were the above mentioned Markus Stauss, playing sax, additional keyboards and other extra instruments, he also provides the vocals to this band, Pit Kayser who was in charge of keyboards and also vocals, and Andy Muckenhirn who played drums. It is important to mention that there are guest musicians in some songs.

Despite being the same band, there are tracks that are completely different, though they do not miss the band's essence, that jazz sound prevails in each and every of their songs but in some of them there is a gently, exquisite and more melodic sound, though in others there is a crazy, challenging and more complex style. For example track no. 4 "Happiness" reflexes what its name suggests, so it is a funny and really enjoyable track, the sax work is excellent; but in the other hand you can appreciate a track like no. 5 "Kulturbetried" with a nervous mood some kind of dark atmosphere.

The music in general is excellent, though I have to admit that there are some tracks I less enjoyed or didn't like, and I must say that the vocals are not my cup of tea, I also must admit that I cannot understand the lyrics, but anyway I prefer the instrumental offerings.

My favorites are "Happiness"; "Uferios"; "Eiszeit" which is a very interesting song where you can appreciate an outstanding bass sound, excellent drums and extraordinary keyboards. All in all is a great album, more pros than cons, and an excellent way to get into the band, now I believe their studio albums are only available as LP, so this compilation one can be the best choice.

As I usually do in this kind of compilation albums ("best of"), I will give it three stars; recommendable to any prog rock fan, worth checking out. Special thanks to Rok and Markus.

Enjoy it!

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4 stars Uberfall is a Swiss band which was active at the end of the 1980s and the start of the 1990s. Seeing as it is Swiss, it's natural to assume that Markus Stauss would be involved and you wouldn't be wrong to think so. Markus again plays a vital role in the music of this avant-garde jazz-rock trio and ... (read more)

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