Tense and subtle improvisation from the Belgian duo of pianist Marjolaine Charbin playing inside and out of the piano and alto saxophonist Frans van Isacker using microtonal and extended approaches with the sax.
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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs196
Squidco Product Code: 15732
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Studio Air Odeon, except track 5, recorded live at Le Brass, by Michel Huon in October 2009.
Frans Van Isacker-alto saxophone
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1. Track 01 9:12
2. Track 02 8:06
3. Track 03 12:52
4. Track 04 9:57
5. Track 05 17:27
sample the album:
"It seems the listening space gradually takes on a dark grey hue in the first track, where tonal tumbles on keys of Marjolaine Charbin's prepared piano, broken by sudden piercing musical syllabes and high-pitched stridor by Frans Van Isacker's alto saxophone and violent hysterical outbreaks on piano as well as pauses where silence seems to be violated by sibilating sonic veils, till the moment when all voices sound like getting dumb and swallowed up by a bubble of silence. The listening experience these Belgian improvisational musicians build looks like centered on tenuous modulations of noises, which are close to the threshold of imperceptibility just like a stifled emotions whose repression can turn it in a deafening shriek, which manage to talk to the listener and stimulating its imagination through intriguing and somewhat disquieting gauges of asphyxiating noises, sounds and silences in plaster. Some recordings seem to mirror and report a kind of sleep disorder as suggested by some sonic clues, such as the confused nightmare evoked by piano dissonance and a breathe close to the one of a strong snoring in the fourth track or the squeaking not so dissimilar from the one made by some rusty links of a bed base in the third track. Even if it sometimes could sound too odd and clumsy, Kryscraft includes many really immersive and interesting cues."-Vito Camarretta (Chain DLK)
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