Very much a left field avant choice to start the new week of listening to freely improvised electroacoustic sounds from a trio who offer new insights, a world away from any defined genre. Recorded in a former cinema turned recording studio in East Berlin, the three play things down on opener 'Husks' - you get brittle intersections between the old world solidity of Lothar Ohlmeier’s bass clarinet and the unearthly explorations of Isambard Khroustaliov’s electronics while the role for Rudi Fischerlehner’s drumming is even more painterly, a scuffling, scribbling beat-free domain that the Austrian creates around him. Overall you derive the feeling of three players who are looking at the inner workings of what makes them tick. And their deconstruction of a range of fragile sounds finds an array of mindful outcomes that works on a fundamental level.
Out on 16 February. 'Husks' from the album is streaming
l-r: Lothar Ohlmeier, Isambard Khroustaliov (Sam Britton), Rudi Fischerlehner. Photo: press