Saturday, July 28, 2007

I.D Company (Inga Rumpf and Dagmar Krause)"I.D Company"[1970]{Germany}(Avant Garde)

I think this slots in between Inga's time with The City Preachers and Frumpy. I dont know that much about it - If anyone does well, perhaps they will enlighten in the comments section. Certainly ID stood for Inga Dagmar. I have the German liner notes but cannot translate too well, perhaps one day I will ask my son. If you want they are on the Wikipedia page for this here:

I.D Company

It's full of Eastern sounding Folk Rock, sitars and psych sounds (On the Inga tracks). Electronics, Sitars, Eastern Rock Inga Rumpf and Dagmar Krasuse all mixed together to produce an experimental album. And it has the Avant Garde emergence for Dagmar on the flip.

Personnel:
Frank St. Peter: sax, flute
Hans Hartmann: Sitar, Kontrabass
Joe Nay: percussion
Wolfgang Kliegel: violin
Inga Rumpf: vocal
Dagmar Krause: vocal

Production by Eckhard Maronn and Michael Laukeninks.

Side Inga (all tracks written by Inga Rumpf)

1. Bhagavad Gita (2'49")
2. Bum - Bum (3'24")
3. I watched the women (2'30")

Side Dagmar (all tracks written by Dagmar Krause, Gerhard Arnoldi, Eckhard Maronn)

1. He's out now (2'44")
2. Dünne gläserne Frauen (2'13")
3. Schneeweiße Hände (2'20")
4. Schwarzes Insekt (2'09")

Inga and Dagmar had sung together with The City Preachers and this was a totally different direction for them both, Inga going on to a great career with both Frumpy and Atlantis whilst Dagmar did some great stuff with the likes of Slapp Happy, Henry Cow and the Art Bears.

I think you will agree that the two sides are very different and (certainly with Dagmar's tracks) are indications of the future styles both would eventually follow.

8 comments:

ZaXXoN said...

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Love=Hell, Space=Acid said...

This was a short-lived duo of Inga Rumpf and Dagmar Krause, previously members of the Irish-
German folk group City Preachers. On their one-sided album an Eastern-influenced, jazzy folk
music was offered. This curiosity is extremely rare nowadays...

This is all I can found in my 183 sided book of kraut bands no much information :/...but a great album thx : )

ZaXXoN said...

Thanks for that - I never knew it was considered a rarity (although I guessed it was a Hard to Get item).

Looks liked my assesment of this being an intermediate thing for noth artists is correct.

Bhagavad Gita is remarkably similar (lyrically) to "Life Without Pain" on the first Frumpy album.

Kraut - Jazz & More said...

Great, super good & rare!
thanx
Greets Sualk111

3243 said...

This is undoubtedly one of the unabashedly strangest, most incomprehensible, most acid-screaming albums ever recorded. I mean, this is some pretty bizarre music even for 1969-70, especially the Krause material (and probably strangest of all, she sounds the loveliest I've ever heard her sound--aside from that, she sounds totally at home in this weird gaseous sonic experimentation).

This is truly a classic.

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