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Muller / Kahn / Wolfarth

Muller / Kahn / Wolfarth: Drumming (Creative Sources)
Label: Creative Sources    
Released in: Portugal    

"To me, the pick of the litter is the wondrous Drumming (CS 049). Günter Müller (ipod and electronics), Jason Kahn (laptop), and Christian Wolfarth (percussion) are all renowned percussionists but, as you can see, only Wolfarth actually works with that instrumentation. And what's immediately compelling about these nine improvisations (all entitled "Drumming") is how they resist and evade conventional percussive strategies. They move, they pulse, they pace and accent; but they aren't bound by any repeating figures or meters. The integration of electronics and conventional percussion is quite seamless, revealing a sonic mix not unlike that heard on Plus Minus recordings (though the music is quite different, altogether more burbling and active). Occasionally, as on "Drumming 2", Wolfarth plays with a hypnotic insistence; but it does more to accentuate the liquid work of his colleagues than anything else. Many of the pieces are quite cavernous sounding, and Müller in particular is an effective and creative player in this kind of context. Yet even when the trio isn't constructing densely layered pieces (as on the squeaking "Drumming 5"), their sense of contrast and dynamics is excellent. My only quibble is that many of the pieces are abruptly cut off, suggesting some kind of radical editing. But this disc deserves to be heard nonetheless."-Jason Bivins (One Final Note)

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063400496

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: CS049
Squidco Product Code: 5339

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on October 29, 2004 at the Werkstatt für Improvisierte Musik, Zurich, Switzerland


Günter Müller-ipod, electronics

Jason Kahn-laptop

Christian Wolfarth-percussion

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