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A member of the French ONJ (Orchestre National de Jazz), saxophonist Metzger also works with a variety of real-time transformation music software; this is an excellent review of his compositions and his unique voice in modern improvisation.

Metzger, Matthieu

Metzger, Matthieu: SelfCooking (Ayler)
Label: Ayler    
Released in: Sweden    

"Saxophonist Matthieu Metzger likes going beyond the traditional techniques associated with his instrument, notably thanks to his passion for electronic treatments - he's been designing real time transformation music software since he was a kid.

This 31-year-old investigator of musical genres loves to venture into dangerous territory. As well as being a fine jazz player/improviser and a member of the French ONJ (Orchestre National de Jazz), he's dipped into contemporary music, folk, rock, metal and mandingo.

Some of these compositions lurked in Matthieu's memory or his shelves, others were specially written for this occasion - the strange and exciting experience of planning an album. With no unity to justify, no tragic concept. As a matter of fact, it was all about the pleasure of cooking for you something abstract and joyful."-Ayler Records

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Product Information:

UPC: 7320470171387

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-132
Squidco Product Code: 17471

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Mixed at Le Studio des Resistants by Matthieu Metzger.


Matthieu Metzger-baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, sopranino saxophone, Systole-box, Mopho, Yamaha RX 15, Farfisa

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Track Listing:

1. Selfcooking 0:38

2. Présentez Arme 2:15

3. La Teneur 4:11

4. Zozosia 5:06

5. Huis Clos 7:01

6. Hibernation Complexe 7:31

7. Selfeating 0:33

8. Yamaha Mon Amour 4:17

9. Le Mort Joyeux 3:01

10. Vu De Profil L'arrière Était Sur Le Côté 4:54

11. Lennie R. Nue Au Soleil... 4:42

12. ...Caressant Un Rocher 3:04