Source: A New Wave Of Jazz.
COLIN WEBSTER & MATTHEW GRIGG – GOOD TO BE BACK IN REALITY
(tape, A New Wave Of Jazz)
Saxophonist COLIN WEBSTER (London) and electric guitarist MATTHEW GRIGG (Bristol) hooked up for a relentless session that is equally abstract, full-on in your face and interactive. Their duo is the other side of the coin, both artists with their four feet in free impro soil but what they achieve together is a melange that break barriers, provokes while focusing on the smallest electric and alienating details, both overwhelming and subtle. Impressive.
DIRK SERRIES with ANTON MOBIN / QUENTIN STOKART – STOCHASTIC REGIONS
(tape, A New Wave Of Jazz)
That label curator and guitarst DIRK SERRIES has a knack for the abstract and wilful isn’t a secret and it was only a matter of time when he would hook up with French soundartist ANTON MOBIN (France) either. So here he’s teaming up with Anton,using his impressive prepared chamber, for a split tape that introduces another Belgian guitarist on side B. With QUENTIN STOKART (Belgium), on electric guitar, the dialogue between the acoustic and electric is less than overpowering. Fully dissecting, styles overboard session that is constantly on the edge of sound implosion. With ANTON MOBIN the duo approaches their collaboration slightly different, here the balance is more refined, the acoustic guitar more open and thematic while Anton with his unique soundbox, the prepared chamber, swirls around, interacts and is complimentary. An interesting comparison in styles made possible on a split tape.
ALIO DIE & DIRK SERRIES – THE CHAPTERS OF THE ECLIPSE
John W Patterson of eer-music.com & ambientmusic-radio.com writes: I’ve listened several times to The chapters of the eclipse — and can quickly and assuredly recommend this as one of the finest ambient releases I have experienced in several years!! It is free of beats and percussive elements. It’s pure flowing soundscapes and is deeply relaxing. Bravo Die and Serries!!
DIRK SERRIES & ASMUS TIETCHENS – DIE HÖFNER AKTEN
(cd, Auf Abwegen)
Out on the great AUF ABWEGEN is a new collaboration with DiRK SERRIES’ friend ASMUS TIETCHENS. On this album, in contrary to their prevous album AIR on New wave of jazz, Asmus dissects, re-constructs and re-invents the free impro performances by Dirk Serries on his Höfner archtop guitars. Exceptional.
GUILHERME RODRIGUES & DIRK SERRIES – THE SAGE FLOWER
(cd, Creative Sources)
Cellist GUILHERME RODRIGUES (Portugal, residing in Berlin) and guitarist DIRK SERRIES teamed up for a chamber music-esque session at the Sunny Side Inc. Studio (Anderlecht, Belgium). THE SAGE FLOWER is that collection of detailed interaction, acoustic outbursts and linear minimalisme. The album is released in a limited run of 100 copies on the prolific Creative Sources label from Portugal.