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The duo of electric guitarist Olaf Rupp and soprano saxophonist Christoph Gallio in a set of 13 studio improvisations, restrained and thoughtful dialog of great technical skill and unusual tonal approaches to both instruments.

Gallio / Rupp
Fasane Hula Punk

Gallio / Rupp: Fasane Hula Punk (Rapid Moment)

Label: Rapid Moment    
Released in: Malaysia    

"It is not my way of doing things, but this time I would like a start complimenting myself. For many years I listen a lot to records of free improvised music. Many of them are okay, many of them are mediocre. In spite of this listening experience, I often feel not sure anymore whether I still have the capacity to detect improvised music that really makes a difference. But luckily I can, concluding from listening to this very convincing and amazing work by Rupp and Gallio.

The CD has a very cryptic title: Fasane Hula Punk. I can't link it to something that makes some sense. The thirteen improvisations are not of any help. Instead of equal mysterious names, they carry numbers only, from 1 up to 13. The improvisations have to stand on their own feet and that is exactly what these improvisations do. Both gentlemen had a very fruitful encounter.

The name of swiss sax player Christoph Gallio occurred earlier in Vital Weekly with some of his releases for the Percaso label. Olaf Rupp is a new player for me. He really impressed me with the depth and richness of his style and sound. He is an autodidact from Germany who developed his very own style of playing the electric guitar. He has several solo albums out on Grob and participated on many others albums. In the past he worked with Lol Coxhill, Michael Wertmüller, John Zorn, Paul Lovens, Thomas Lehn, Butch Morris, Tony Buck, among others.

The recordings for this new CD were done in Berlin on two days early in 2009. There was a deep mutual understanding and respect in action here. Every piece illustrates that it was a very intense meeting between two improvisors who built beautiful conversations. The playing is crystal clear, very pure, uncomplicated and straight. Everything, every detail is on its place and functional. Although it is abstract, it is very emotional and moving music at the same time. An absolutely marvelous release from Rapid Moment."-Dolf Mulder, Vital Weekly

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Product Information:

Label: Rapid Moment
Catalog ID: 079
Squidco Product Code: 20823

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Malaysia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Nalepastudios in Berlin, Germany, on April 29th and May 10th, 2009, by Olaf Rupp.


Olaf Rupp-electric guitar

Christoph Gallio-soprano saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. Improvisation 1 2:36

2. Improvisation 2 7:59

3. Improvisation 3 2:26

4. Improvisation 4 5:00

5. Improvisation 5 1:54

6. Improvisation 6 2:58

7. Improvisation 7 3:00

8. Improvisation 8 1:20

9. Improvisation 9 3:23

10. Improvisation 10 3:50

11. Improvisation 11 2:45

12. Improvisation 12 2:49

13. Improvisation 13 7:26

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