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Poolplayers: Way Below The Surface

Read "Way Below The Surface" reviewed by Martin Gladu


As its title suggests, the hour of music comprised in the Poolplayers' Way Below The Surface has listeners journey to some remote, foreign places. And, as the remotest places often prove inhospitable--if not for the rare thrill seekers--a certain amount of effort and discomfort is required to “get there."An experimental/avant-jazz/electronic effort between pianist Benoit Delbecq, drummer Lars Juul, trumpeter Arve Henriksen and sound sculptor Steve Arguelles, the Way Below The Surface project somewhat draws analogy to a greenhouse-grown ...

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Poolplayers: Way Below The Surface

Read "Way Below The Surface" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Sublimely titled, there is indeed something Way Below The Surface happening on this fifty-eight minutes of music making. There, just beyond your vision (perhaps in your ears) flows a current of thought, emotion and meaning.

Readers might find this description vague as to details, but Poolplayers intentionally conceal the bright lines and themes evident in modern music. This collaboration of Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen (Supersilent), French pianist Benoít Delbecq, British drummer Steve Argüelles (Ambitronix and PianoBook) ...


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