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Album Review

Trespass Trio: The Spirit Of Piteşti

Read "The Spirit Of Piteşti" reviewed by John Sharpe


Swedish reedman Martin Küchen ploughs a rich variety of furrows, from explorative improvised summits to his rambunctious Angles aggregations, but one of the most enduring has been his Trespass Trio. On The Spirit Of Pitești, the fourth entry in the band's discography, he is joined by the same crew there since the inception, bassist Per Zanussi and drummer Raymond Strid. As always Küchen imparts a political subtext to the music through his choice of titles, in this case alluding to ...

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Album Review

Trespass Trio: "...was there to illuminate the night sky..."

Read ""...was there to illuminate the night sky..."" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


In the album notes to Trespass Trio's “...was there to illuminate the night sky...", saxophonist Martin Kÿchen provides a colorful yet somewhat fragmented essay, regarding the evisceration of society, partly tied into the Iraq war and the everlasting Israel-Palestine conflict. He sets the stage for a life force panorama, iterated through the power of music that casts a dour or ominous state of affairs. Recorded in Norway, the Scandinavian trio exercises some bloodletting here.

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