Two CDs of each three players from one musical corner: improvisation. Like Musica Genera, the likewise Polish label Monotype, is specialized in improvised music. The first disc is by Michel Doneda (sopranino, soprano saxophone), Olivier Toulemonde (amplified objects) and Nicolas Desmarchelier (acoustic guitar). Its a recording from 2005, divided in seven parts. This is hardcore improvisation. Lots of objects are being rubbed, touched, scratched to form high end tones, shrieking sounds of objects in danger. This is music that requires ones full attention, even when there is hardly a single second of silence. All of the instruments are used as objects, rather than as instruments. The saxophone may still sound like a saxophone, but the guitar is a resonating body to produce sounds with. Definitely not easy listening, but one to make your hair stand up.
Franz Hautzinger (quartertone trumpet), Ahiko Okura (reeds) and Tetuzi Akiyama (tape....... more