Bagatellen Reviews

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Jürg and Marianne Rufer – Les Diaboliques: Jubilee Concert DVD
The trio of Irène Schweizer, Maggie Nicols and Joëlle Léandre – Les Diaboliques – represents a primary factor in the history of Intakt, since they were all present in the label’s very first record (Live At Taktlos) before going on to become one of the most lively expressions in the macrocosm of present-day improvisation. Their […]

Locrian – Drenched Lands
Doom at its most effective will make the impression upon listeners that relief is a matter of hitting the ‘pause’ button’. With song titles like “Obsolete Elegy In Effluvia And Dross,” and “Barren Temple Obscured By Contaminated Fogs,” one might guess that the latest from Chicago’s Locrian (Andre Foisy, Terence Hannum) seeks […]

Tony Malaby Cello Trio – Warblepeck
Much to my surprise, Tony Malaby’s cello trio – where the saxophonist is joined by Fred Lonberg-Holm and percussionist John Hollenbeck – sounds remarkably like an updated hybrid of Air and Hemphill on their debut recording. It’s not just because the presence of a cello invokes Abdul Wadud, since Lonberg-Holm’s playing sounds about as […]

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