Elliot Sharp & Reinhold Friedl: Feuchitfy (2007)
Once a pattern has been established, you will not be shocked or surprised by any sudden changes of direction. There is development of ideas, but their flow seems logical and unforced, arising from negotiated interactions between the two. The pair embellish and elaborate patterns for as long as seems appropriate. It never feels as if a piece has outstayed its welcome or been flogged to death; rather, one is much more likely to be left craving more of the same as a piece fades out when it seems to have potential for further exploration. This is just as true of "Ify, which runs to over eleven minutes and builds to an impressive climax, as it is of the shorter tracks.
The pieces have very different sounds and moods, from the pleasing tranquility of the opener, "Dict, to the harsher electronic edge of "Pel, but they have far more similarities than differences, and there is a feeling of overarching order and coherence to the album.
Track Listing: Dict; duc; gress; ject; pel; pend; por; scrib; tract; vert; sub; dis; ify.
Personnel: Elliot Sharp: soprano sax, dobro, electric fretless guitar, 8-string guitarbass, computer; Reinhold Friedl: inside piano, prepared piano.
Record Label: Emanem
Style: Modern Jazz