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Daniel - Galichet - Metzger: Killing Spree

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Saxophonist Matthieu Metzger extends his multi-tracked applications and concepts, evidenced on Self Cooking (Ayler, 2012) with this aggressive trio format, steeped in punk jazz, free jazz, metal jazz and progressive rock. Hold on to your seats as they say because these folks will knock your socks off with a consortium of high-velocity, in-your-face metrics and astute use of electronics. Amped by a powerful, loud, and agile rhythm section, the program casts a mélange of disparate works built on doomsday overtures, ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matthieu Metzger: SelfCooking

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SelfCooking offers a glimpse into the busy mind of a restless musician, French saxophonist Matthieu Metzger. Deep thoughts about weird compositions that have lurked in his memory, accidental explorations while playing with the extended family of saxophones and the joyful cooking of sonic textures, spiced with electronic treatments, some are his own design of real time transformation music software. Metzger-- a member of the French (Orchestre National de Jazz) and collaborator of reed player Louis Sclavis and guitarist Marc Ducret-- ...


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