Jason Roebke / Brian Labycz: Duo (2007)
Recorded for the new limited edition (this one is of 100 copies) label Peira, this is a handmade package and a numbered CD-R. Label chief and electronic performer Brian Labycz is the curator of Chicago's Myopic Improvised Music Series and a member of LSD (with Vadim Sprikut). He is joined by bassist Jason Roebke, best known for his work with Rob Mazurek and Dylan van der Schyff in Tigersmilk, Jeb Bishop's Trio, Fred Lonberg-Holm's Trio, and in Jorrit Dijkstra's Flatland Collective.
The music, or the sounds here, are the touch of Roebke's fingers on strings, the wooden tap and reverberation of the contrabass and Labycz's electronics. This combination of acoustic and electric is just that; Labycz's electronics buzz, pop, and making the current felt. Silences are highlighted by the introduction of contact by both players. Intensity is developed through the motion of either current or activity.
The beauty of this listening experience is not just the sounds but the accompanying tactile sensations created in the imagination.
Track Listing: Removal Of Difference; Come Again; And Then; Standing, Still.
Personnel: Jason Roebke: contrabass; Brian Labycz: electronics, koto.
Record Label: Peira
Style: Modern Jazz