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Wazahugy by Philipp Wachsmann - Hug - Grydeland - Zach

This set recorded for the Norway based, "Sofa" record label features a multi-national cast of highly respected improvisers. It’s an electro-acoustic brew consisting of electronics and the strings performers odd tunings amid fragmented exchanges tinged with a rather coarse edge. Along with percussionist Ingar Zach’s texturally devised rhythmic statements, the quartet traverses a winding and grinding methodology. They pursue a continuous reengineering process, brimming with disparate tones and a deviously concocted fusion of raw sounds coupled with EFX treatments. The musicians dialogue is of a fleeting nature, brimming with layers of polytonal musings and chirpy exchanges. Due to the nature of these pieces, the music might allude to a constant state of flux, however each subsequent listen divulges new or perhaps previously unnoticed characteristics. With this effort, the artists let the chips fall where they may, as the results often prove to be most rewarding.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Philipp Wachsmann - Hug - Grydeland - Zach
  • CD Title: Wazahugy
  • Genre: Free Jazz / Avante Garde
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: SOFA
  • Musicians: Philipp Wachsmann (violin, electronics), Charlotte Hug (viola, electronics), Ivar Grydeland (electric guitar), Ingar Zach (percussion)
  • Rating: Three Stars
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