by Nic Jones
Hans Koch (reeds, electronics), Martin Schuetz (electric 5-string cello, electronics) and Fredy Studer (drums, percussion) come out of an area of the music in which the parameters are defined as much by a noise-rock tradition as they are by anything closer to improvised music as such. There is of course nothing intrinsically wrong with this, but when the music seems pervaded by a kind of reductive nihilism it does make listening something of a chore.
It starts promisingly enough. The ...read more