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Koch/Schutz/Studer: Tales From 30 Unintentional Nights

Read "Tales From 30 Unintentional Nights" reviewed 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 ...


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