(Die Stadt)

This is the second release of a tryptich by NextEra and Die Stadt; it continues delivering the goods for lovers of serious drones. Very similar to “Cleave” in its conception, this new CD by Hafler Trio is just slightly more menacing in some of its sections, nevertheless maintaining a strong base of cathartic low frequencies and maybe an ever stronger belief in the healing powers of the sound itself. Contrarily to older episodes by McKenzie, usually very fragmented and continuously changing in their form and dynamics, these last outings find him in an almost static flow of thoughts, just like a perpetual instrumental “Om”, while everyone – including himself – is waiting for something showing us the right way.