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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Töbi Tobler - Altdorf 2007 - now on dime

Here's one fresh off the press - yesterday's solo recital at the great Alpentöne festival in Altdorf by Töbi Tobler on Hackbrett (hammered dulcimer). Quite a nice surprise! I like this honest and simple kind of folk music - though his horizon is much broader and he incorporates some of it in his music, too. Anyway, folk music shouldn't just be conserved as is, rather it should evolve, and here's a fine example for that!


Töbi Tobler Solo
Alpentöne 2007
Altdorf (Switzerland), Schlüsselsaal
August 17, 2007

Töbi Tobler - Hackbrett & voice

1. Introduction TT (0:38)
2. Medley / Improvisation (22:09)
3. Zäuerli (9:02)
4. Heurigentanz (9:22)
5. Family Goes Shopping (3:13)
6. unknown (Schluss / Ending) (8:15)
7. [encore] (3:18)

8. Interview (by Kjell Keller) (6:30)

TT: 62:30

Sound: A- (mono)
Source: DRS 2 "Weltklasse auf DRS 2" / 2007-08-17 (live)
Lineage: FM > HD > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Note: much of this music is improvised, partly it's based on traditional melodies/songs, partly on Tobler's own tunes. The encore possibly is an old Swiss folk song, but I'm not quite so familiar with that kind of music... traditional folk music (not of the commercialised crap kind marketed on German/Austrian/Swiss TV) lies at the core of this music, though, paired with Tobler's experience as a drummer with various well-known Swiss musicians, as well as his own band, "Appezeller Space Schöttl".


archer said...

how does one obtain omitted links?

ubu said...

Are you Swiss, or why the hell would you be interested in this?

I went to school with a guy named Archer (family name) quite some time ago (15-20 years).

Anyway, Tobler was posted on dime (, a bit torrent tracker where I've been active for almost three years by now. I did indeed forget to post a link, but it has been deleted from the tracker by now due to inactivity... I could however post it here if there's some interest (it's a fabulous recording, but I don't thing many will be interested here...)

archer said...

are you american? or why the hell would you be interested in lester young?

been tracking you since school. finally found you. should i tell your readers about the tine you....

never mind, better not.

kidding, of course.

when someone who loves music says something is fabulous, i almost always endeavor to check it. sometimes i may end up thinking they're crazy, sometimes not, but the adventure is always fun.

i would like to check it, so posting here, or emailing me the links, either way would be appreciated.

ubu said...

he he... I already put it into three rar-files, will take me a while to upload them though (I'm not on such a fast line, dl is fast, but ul sucks).

but you have to promise to let all your friends and foes know about it so there'll be some interest, ok?


archer said...

thanks ubu, looking forward to it...

...and my foes are cringing in anticipation.