INFOBOXGenre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria
The multilayered music of Namby Pamby Boy has always been one of the things that sets this trio apart from the norm. Musical traditions hold no sway for these innovatively experimental free-thinkers. From their very beginning, Fabian Rucker (woodwinds), Philip Nykrin (Fender Rhodes) und Andreas Lettner (drums) have chosen to play in a very broad sphere of musical action. Despite being trained jazz musicians, it is one genre that doesn’t really play a role in the music of Namby Pamby Boy. Well, not a major one, anyway.
Their music is a colorful mix of genres. And that makes it rather difficult to find a concise description for it. It is the fine art of crossover that Rucker, Nykrin and Lettner are playing with. The combination and transformation of elements from jazz, electronic, hip hop, trip hop, funk, rock and classic. A musical alchemy that produces a lively, varied, and unique sound of its own.
It is a dynamic sound full of groove. The sound of quiet but audibly dense rooms, of riotous spaces and minimalist passages. The path Rucker and his colleagues have chosen to take leads off the beaten trail; through dark and gloomy surroundings, suddenly absurd turns, and even in surprisingly dignified directions. One never knows where the journey will lead. And that is what makes it so suspenseful and interesting.