(Charhizma)

I have to find a way to describe a meeting of computers and regular instruments (bass and clarinet) sounding like the history of improvisation through the screen of a laptop. Not an easy task indeed; the general aspect is more “electro” than “acoustic” of course, even if Kurzmann’s blowing comes like a strange creature from ancient times whenever we hear it (not frequently, though). Mostly made of humming lows, clicking rhythms and long silences broken by random eruptions of powerbook talk – plus synthesizers and creative turntablism – this CD reveals musicians in a great shape, forces active listeners to a lot of ear opening and is certainly characterized by a careful research for the unexpected detail. Contrarily to more “pyrotechnic-spectacular” releases in the same field, this one’s almost stark naked but pretty effective.

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