“Misere et Cordes” signifies a quartet of French guitarists who cleverly meld an amalgamation of electro/acoustic-based discordant musings with experimental inclinations that often parallels some of the work brought to fruition by guitarist, Derek Bailey and others of note. Here, Pascal Battus performs on “surrounded” guitar, which encompasses amplified percussion, e-bow, radio and electronics, whereas Emmanuel Petit utilizes the acoustic and Dominique Repecaud handles electric guitar duties while Camel Zekri multitasks between classical guitar and various electronics. Throughout, the artists’ provide the willing listener with subtle inflections, oscillating countercurrents, bizarre sounds, brazenly executed crunch chords, alien soundscapes and interactive exchanges. However, the band does maintain an abstract sense of rhythm and flow amid the respective musicians’ nimble picking and fluent developments. Meanwhile, the quartet also elicits lucid imagery of mechanical gears grinding away, galloping horses, and dripping water atop fragmented or at times, disfigured micro and minimalist style themes. Essentially, “Au Ni Kita” makes for a curiously interesting endeavor.
I love jazz because it is the only existing music style which let you
I was first exposed to jazz by Gunther Hampel in Hamburg, around 1972.
I met Ornette Coleman, Butch Morris, Karl Berger, Michel Camilo, a.o.
The best show I ever attended was Salif Keita at the Blue Note in
The first jazz record I bought was the Tony Scott and Hozan Yamamoto
My advice to new listeners: when you listen to my music, please be a
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