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by John Eyles
From Germany, Argentina, Wales, and Japan, an international super group no less! Just reading the participants' names raises one's hopes about this music and sets the pulse racing. Although this foursome has not recorded together before, through various collaborations too complex to detail here (including Elektro-Akoestisch Ensemble, The Sealed Knot, Q-O2, and the 2008 release on Formed Records Ij,--they are like a complex overlapping Venn Diagram) the participants have enough common history to ensure that they will be using a ...read more
by John Eyles
London-based John Bisset and Berlin-based Burkhard Beins have long collaborated in the annual London improv event Relay, and in the organisation of the 2:13 Clubs in the two cities. As a guitar and drums duo, they have an almost unlimited capacity to surprise. Over eight tracks, ranging in length from under two minutes to over twelve, they produce sounds that defy one to identify who is doing what--and how.Both Bisset and Beins employ unconventional, exploratory techniques. Beins is ...read more