REVEREND BEAT-MAN & THE UNDERGROUND is a collaboration work between the PALP Festival and Reverend Beat-Man, staying one week in Bruson (Valais, western Switzerland) with white wine and Raclette and creating music, I then contacted my favourite musicians: Milan Slick an the keys, he and I already have the synth punk duo project Entartete Musik then Beatrice Graf’s Incredible Beats from Ester Poly. Skinny Jim Tennessee’s Benjamin Glaus is one of Bern’s most underrated rockabilly performers, and Athens-based K.Lou took care of our catering and brought us new music from their treasure trove throughout the week. what you hear on this record is a process, a finding of music, among other things, a Doom Blues version of ‚Jesus Christ Twist‘ or the amorous cuddly rock number ‚It’s a matter of time‘. Most of the songs were written in lockdown where me and Benjamin Glaus played acoustic music ’slave to the phone‘ or ‚banned from the internet‘ are 2 of them.
Our poorly heated rehearsal room was above a sheep farm where we rehearsed all day and recorded everything, these are all 1 take recordings.. no overdubs.. everything is recorded live.. and mixed a few weeks later by Matteo Bordin at Outside Inside Studio this is doom blues or no-wave rock ’n‘ roll from the swiss mountains.