Freddy Fischer & His Cosmic Rocktime Band at King Georg, Cologne
"Everything is everything" is the name of the 5th record of Freddy Fischer & His Cosmic Rocktime Band and describes beautifully the unifying but never egalitarian idea of
Disco, a music style that manages the feat of swearing everyone to a stomping beat and still letting them float on it.
On "Alles ist alles," the band, now operating as a trio, manages to come very close to their punchy, danceable live sound while still sounding almost chamber music-like at times. It has also become their most narrative record. The discotheque remains a place of longing, but this time it's concretely "between
Department store and McDonald's stairs down...". But its meaning is still to tear open the borders of everyday life and to become a part of everything in the moment of dance. There is
love is not far away, of course still the force that holds everything together here and to which not only "My most beautiful song" is sung.
Disco-Chanson you could say, which combines the groovy introversion of Bill Withers with the more artful moments of Udo Jürgens. And in the almost
experimental "Traum 1" even sounds like lampchop-like phrasing. Freddy Fischer with Fender-Rhodes organ and various synths , Ron Rocktime on bass and
Ritchie Rocktime on drums move very close together this time and tell about the darkness of pain and the possibility to dissolve it. Sometimes serious
and universal, sometimes whimsical-albern-concrete like in "Bumtchicke" and sometimes rough and spherical at the same time, like in the last piece of the record "Silberne Wege" where the band
catapults itself into space with the help of free-swinging synth surfaces on a tripping groove.