On this again impressive, now third, CD, Daniel Erdmann, Samuel Rohrer, Frank Möbus and Vincent Courtois update their Swiss-French-German story. This band is serendipity. Its spectrum is broad and it focuses on the collective, rather than the self-promoting individual. It is good news that the band has been able to continue to develop its concept logically. At times luxuriously floating, then tremendously gripping again, always alert and artful and full of musical refinement. This concept invites the listener into open spaces, which are filled in a measured and thoughtful manner.
The first two CDs had the floating quality of clouds in the title, as a beautiful metaphor for these sounds. In which composition and improvisation balance each other out. Grunge influences, can be heard, as can chamber-music-like cello, ebbing and flowing guitar Morse code, and emancipated percussion as a melody instrument. The saxophone can assume a rhythmic function, but also let loose earthily and, above all, this captivating band never passes the listener by.
released October 2, 2015
Song 01,03, 05 & 07 composed by Daniel Erdmann
Song 02, 04, 06 & 10 composed by Samuel Rohrer
Song 08 composed by Vincent Courtois
Song 09 composed by Erdmann/Rohrer/Möbus/Courtois
Recorded and mixed by Gérard de Haro,
Studio La Buissonne, France, June 12 &13 2014
Mastering by Nicolas Baillard, La Buissonne, November 2014
Artwork by François Schuiten, Layout and Graphic design by Jack Durieux
Copyright control, Suisa, Gema, Sacem
Produced by Samuel Rohrer & Daniel Erdmann
© arjunamusic 2015
With special thanks to François Schuiten.
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