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Album Review

Beady Beast: On The Go

Read "On The Go" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Guitarists Christy Doran and Franz Hellmüller, the duo known as Beady Beast, were once teacher and student. That was in the early 2000s, when Hellmüller studied with Doran at Lucerne's Musikhokschule. Since graduating summa cum laude in 2003, Hellmüller has established a reputation as an original electric guitarist, usually playing in the company of Patrick Sommer and Martin Perret, or with Luca Sisera and Tony Renold. Longer of tooth, Doran has blazed a singular trail since the early '70s with ...

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Clemens Kuratle Murmullo: Lies

Read "Lies" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Clemens Kuratle is a young Swiss drummer whose group, Murmullo, puts out an interesting mixture of prog rock, folk music and jazz. The front line combination of saxophone, trombone and guitar gives the band a dense sound where guitarist Franz Hellmueller often sets the tone. He plays long dreamy lines on the brief “Prelude" and strikes up a chattering murmur on “Aunt Rose" which Kuratle and bassist Rafael Jerjen turn into a dub-influenced trio conversation. Then trombonist Florian ...

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