Tonight at the Jazz Middelheim festival in Antwerp, BE.
19.00-20.00 u. – Jeroen Van Herzeele & Stéphane Galland play ‘Interstellar Space’21.00-22.30 u. – Aka Moon
'Sun Trance' is a 30-plus minute piece.
Composed by Markus Reuter, it featured the Mannheimer Schlagwerk percussion ensemble plus Markus Reuter on Touch Guitar.
The actual piece is one big soundscape.
The mix of the percussion and the Touch Guitar fits perfectly.
I enjoyed Joost Buis' Buisonic project at the Plusetage in Baarle Nassau, NL, a couple of weeks ago.
Joost Buis - trombone
Jeroen Kimman - guitar
Paul Pallesen - guitar
Dion Nyland - double bass
Tristan Renfrow - drums
The ensemble also did two concerts at Het Bimhuis in Amsterdam, NL.
These got recorded for Bimhuis TV :
From the Bandcamp page:
"This is insane music. I used a compositional system that basically disallowed the musicians to play intuitively. They had to follow rules which served to create really strange melodies and harmonies," Markus revealed. "In the back of my mind, I wanted to create something as fundamentally radical as was (Miles Davis') 'Bitches Brew,' back in the day ... sort of an improvising 'big band' – where each player is on their own when it comes to specific pitches, but connected in terms of a common rhythmic grid and unified texture."
Recorded live in the studio (at the 4th annual MoonJune gathering, at La Casa Murada, Catalunya, Spain), every song is a mesmerizing journey, weaving seamlessly between various coarse and fine textures, where moments of tranquil harmony magically morph into spells of delightfully chaotic dissonance, stampeding one minute, and tip-toeing, the next.
Within the context of such challenging musical environs, some extraordinarily gifted, visionary players emote with defiant abandon, somehow, never discarding their unified 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts' mindset or their polished collective dynamic swagger. Such paradoxes abound throughout this timeless classic.
Five extended compositions are thoroughly probed, despite the inherently reverential treatment they receive from the participating artists. Exhibitions of musical brilliance are overshadowed by the abstruse ingenuity of the foundation upon which they're constructed, amalgamated sonic offerings take on a life of their own.
Out on Moonjune Records
Released on CD but also available as digital download.
That Monster Show Release Date: October 3, 2020