Composed and improvised on Extraplatte

»Octoscope Music« (Loewenhertz 012/Extraplatte) by HANNES ENZLBERGER is a live recording of a pretty particular band. Well, just looking at three trumpets, two drums and a double bass is something that can remind you of Herb Robertson or earlier Tim Berne associations. The music is as much shaped and designed as played live I should…

»Octoscope Music« (Loewenhertz 012/Extraplatte) by HANNES ENZLBERGER is a live recording of a pretty particular band. Well, just looking at three trumpets, two drums and a double bass is something that can remind you of Herb Robertson or earlier Tim Berne associations. The music is as much shaped and designed as played live I should say and each member seems totally at ease in this open context. Really nice sort of comeback of a jazz and open sound and shortly followed by the second quality production »Bepn« (Loewenhertz 013/Extraplatte). Electronics, trombone, trumpet and double bass or more precisely: BERGHAMMER/ENZLBERGER/NOVOTNY/PTAK. If you want to look for precedents, here you’ll hit Evan Parker’s various electroacoustic ensembles. But the music is rather different here. Improvised for sure, lively reprocessed as well but also more relaxed. There’s something of an old connection between these players, or at least it does feel like it, therefore the communication and interplay is very strong and not necessarily over played. No effects, just music and proposals. Very nice and very enjoyable to listen too.
Five composers (Fritz Keil, Katharina Klement, Christian Muthspiel, Klaus Lang and Biber) are for violinist ANNELIE GAHL to play solo (Innaron/Extraplatte). For people who may regard violin solo as a dry field (think Arditti solos) I’d rather say Gahl offers a very warm album full of pure and personal thoughts and sounds. You can tell each composition has been part of the interpret’s life at a point or another. It’s a reflection as much as a projection that one is given to listen to. A very gifted record from a sensible voice on the instrument (I guess maturity comes to the ears here strongly).