Wednesday, October 8, 2014


The music on "Diafonia Leitmotiv Waves" was improvised and recorded by Francesco Zago and Markus Stauss on July 27, 2013, in Tradate, Italy.
"Diafonia Leitmotiv Waves" is Zauss' fourth release, the fourth report of the duo's journey into the world of improvised music.
As always, a lot of care went into the total package. The album cover shows a beautiful picture of wild nature. No well-kept garden, but nature as it is.
The album title is just three words. In different languages and with a different meaning.Diafonia stands for interference or cross-talk. The electromagnetic effect that one cable has on  the next one in an electronic circuit.
Leitmotiv stands for the musical theme, and Waves, well, you know what waves are.
The fact that these words are in different languages might also mean that you should expect no musical boundaries.

Listening to the album isn't the easiest thing to do. It asks for your full attention. I listened to it with my headphones on and with my eyes closed.
In the excellent liner notes, Claudio Bonomi describes the music as challenging, as a test for both the musicians and the audience.
I guess that Claudio was right. This is not for the faint hearted (or eared for that matter), but it is worth the effort.

If you're in to experimental and improvised music, you need to check this out.

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