Schnellertollermeier are Andi Schnellmann (bass), Manuel Troller (guitar), and David Meier (drums), with Rights being the bands fourth album, out now on Cuneiform Records. The trios all instrumental style is a bit hard to classify, as it draws from many musician genres, including, electronic, industrial, jazz, metal, ambient, prog, and more. The opening, 13+ minute title track is a perfect example of this collision of styles, with dreamy loops and soundscapes eventually giving way to bombastic, King Crimson styled dissonance, the guitar acrobatic while the busy rhythms flurry underneath in complex fashion. "Piccadilly Sources" sees gentle guitar harmonics in repetitive fashion cascade off intricate drum & bass patterns, before the guitar slowly turns metallic for a crushing finale that is near blistering math-rock at its finest, which gives way to the introspective "Praise/Eleven", another slow-builder of a track that utilizes delay effects in a calming fashion before another wild crescendo at the climax. The busy "Round" closes things out, with harsh noise eventually morphing into a intricate stew pot of metallic shards and avant-garde explorations. Easily the most dense and caustic track here, but fascinating nonetheless.
Rights isn't going to be an easy listen for some, but I think Schnellertollermeier are definitely aware of the limited audience for their music, and are ok with that. Pretty wild stuff, and definitely different, for those who have an adventurous side and are ready to explore.
Piccadilly Sources 06:59
Praise / Eleven 08:22