(Edition RZ)

This magnificent effort was completely conceived and played on PVC clarinets with buzzing resonators plus an Iranian ney on one track. Superimposing the droning of these self-mades, Durand created a world of his own in which the educated listener can detect many traces of life, wherever he turns his head (maximum effect is reached playing the record pretty high in a large room and walking around; I tried it and it was an incredibly colourful voyage). Echoes of Phill Niblock somewhere, but Werner’s music is a little more “experimental”, giving an impression of some kind of biological order even in its harshest parts, like the vibrating and VERY involving “Honey”. Masterful showing from an excellent artist.

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