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Album Review

Dempa: Aki Takase - Aleksander Kolkowski - Tony Buck: Nine Fragments

Read "Nine Fragments" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Pianist Aki Takase (Japan), violinist Aleksander Kolkowski (England) and drummer Tony Buck (Australia) embark upon a series of abstracts that often elicits notions of the avant-garde cinema. Hence, the music is visual, yet undeniably ethereal in scope. As the trio’s moniker, “Dempa” signifies the Japanese word for “electrical wave.”

With this release, the musicians integrate live electronics among other instruments and methodologies into the mix. They abide by a dynamic improvisational approach, teeming with weird effects and ...

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