Dominik Blum - hammond organ, korg ms 20 and piano ( on Zone2)
The Official Webpage of teh Band: www.steamboatswitzeralnd.ch
Steamboat Switzerland comprises the force of a fully cranked-up Hammond organ, an E-bass distorted beyond recognition and drums as hard as nails. Driven by the highly explosive mixture of metal-riffs, contemporary sound material and free improvisation, the steamboat resolves its interfering noises into strangely moving harmonies. Watch out for the engine room which crashes, bangs and chirps quite cunningly.
The ultimate and world's only Avant-core Hammond trio "Steamboat Switzerland" creates its own way of a playing a chart song, written by the English composer Sam Hayden. It was released as a vinyl single at Moon records and GROB, and, similar to the Melvins single editions, an improvisation was added on theB-side. The members of the band are Dominik Blum, Hammond organ, Marino Pliakas, bass and Lucas Niggli, drums are joined by special guest Simone Vollenweider, a marvellous young indie rock singer. They combine elements of hard core with avantgardist and free improvised experiences:, "Too in awe of the transdecent properties of amplification for the jazz and improvisational circuits, too wired an volatile for the alternative rock communities, annexed by the classical academy from the parallel soundworlds dreamed by Yannis Xenakis and Edgard Varese, it exists in a vibrant but diminishing place, sealed off from all enquiry, ripe for discovery (Tony Herrington at "wire, 1999).