(For 4 Ears)
There’s a long track here – “Kabel” – where this trio’s sound is really hallucinogenic: it starts from random pulses, revolves around an axis linking Zoviet France and Jon Hassell then proceeds to wrap your ears in such a frequency cocoon that waking up your nerves from certain sections of the piece will take quite a little bit. This sort of neo-futurist suite is preceded and followed by two improvisations where silence, feedback and cold-blooded killing tones make their respective part to redefine the concept of “harmonics”. The adventurous three use their devices maintaining full control of timbre and space, managing to capture the essence of a perfectly organized exchange of almost bruising statements. It’s just incredible how reaching for an extreme level of freedom is often made easier by a structure that seems to impose its own rules on the participants.