Kammerflimmer Kollektief ‎– Cicadidae


Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
staubgold 40 Kammerflimmer Kollektief Cicadidae(CD, Album) Staubgold staubgold 40 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
TRR 60 Kammerflimmer Kollektief Cicadidae(CD, Album) Temporary Residence Limited TRR 60 US 2003 Sell This Version
staubgold 40 Kammerflimmer Kollektief Cicadidae(LP) Staubgold staubgold 40 Germany 2003 Sell This Version


Reviews Show All 3 Reviews

Add Review



July 30, 2016
referencing Cicadidae, LP, staubgold 40

In need of this for quite six years now.


December 10, 2014
referencing Cicadidae, CD, Album, staubgold 40
I love this record. It's got a very sexy chilled out vibe... sounds like a mix of electronica, cool jazz, experimental, even noise, though not in a distancing way. It's an instrumental album, one that can be listened to intensely (terrific headphone listen), or just as a great soundtrack to doing something else without paying attention, just letting it color the atmosphere (great room sound listen too). The cover art reflects the music well... sexy, mysterious, out of sorts but beautifully so. Too bad it's also now out of print. Regrettably under known. Of the Kammerflimmer Kollektief records I've purchased and heard, this one is my favorite, though the others are good too. The review of 10 years ago says it better. I like that the words dreamy and frenetic are both used. It's lush and dreamy, but isn't sleepy or boring... it's both "nice" and challenging. Recommended.


November 23, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Cicadidae, CD, Album, TRR 60

The Kammerflimmer Kollectief re-emerge with CICADIDAE, a delicious blend of jazz, electronics, and general insanity. For instance, “Neumond Inselhin” starts off with some lovely strings, then gradually adds strange electronic noodlings, and finally ends with a gentle guitar line. “Über Die Wasserscheide” and “...Denn Nacht Ist Jetzt Schon Bald!” both sound like complementary soundtracks to a lonely Western (though the latter devolves into some IDM glitch towards the end), while “Mantra” is slightly icier in its tone. “Eierdaunen (Gerupft)” is similarly cool, but with a tinge of melancholy; “Irgendwann: Frühling” is more uplifting -- almost dreamy. As a whole, the Kammerflimmer Kollectief is reminiscent of the Cinematic Orchestra (if they were allowed full improvisational free-rein) mixed with Jaga Jazzist (if they weren’t so frenetic). Is that a bad thing? Not at all.