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Nimal

Nimal

Nimal


Led by Swiss multi-instrumentalist (guitar, hurdy-gurdy, keyboards, etc) Jean-Maurice Rossel (aka Momo Rossel), Nimal picked up where he left off when Débile Menthol dissolved in 1985. The first self-titled album featured American cellist Tom Cora (Skeleton Crew, Curlew, Roof, etc) and American drumkitter Pippin Barnett (Curlew, Orthotonics, etc). The second album Voix de Surface documents a quintet with Slovenian Bratko Bibič (Begnagrad) crucially adding accordion to the mix and Jean-Vin Huguenin (Débile Menthol) on bass electric guitar Read more on Last.fm
Led by Swiss multi-instrumentalist (guitar, hurdy-gurdy, keyboards, etc) Jean-Maurice Rossel (aka Momo Rossel), Nimal picked up where he left off when Débile Menthol dissolved in 1985. The first self-titled album featured American cellist Tom Cora (Skeleton Crew, Curlew, Roof, etc) and American drumkitter Pippin Barnett (Curlew, Orthotonics, etc). The second album Voix de Surface documents a quintet with Slovenian Bratko Bibič (Begnagrad) crucially adding accordion to the mix and Jean-Vin Huguenin (Débile Menthol) on bass electric guitar, guitar and keyboards, resulting in a more orchestral full-band sound and an occasional aggressive rock edge. While Nimal's music was always meticulously, painstakingly composed and rehearsed, this version of the group allowed space for the legendary improvisational talent of Cora.

The third and final Nimal album Dis Tanz was a stripped-down, bright, compact, bouncy sound from the trio of Rossel, Bibič, and Barnett. The music of Nimal is generally viewed as a high-point in a certain post-rock scene beginning in the late 70s that mixed various European folk musics with avant-garde rock aesthetics, which is often considered part of the generalized, expanded concept of the Rock in Opposition scene. Bratko Bibič continues his musical career with projects such as Bratko Bibič & The Medleys and Accordion Tribe. Read more on Last.fm.

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