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MUTA: Bricolage

Read "Bricolage" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Quite the collective, MUTA makes soundscapes from a cooperative effort that is nearly solo-free. That is, the trio of flautist Alessandra Rombolà, electric harpist Rhodri Davies and percussionist Ingar Zach set aside any individual ambition on Bricolage, to create a consistent and cogent statement. Formed in 2003, the players have one previous release, Yesterday Night You Were Sleeping At My Place (Sofa, 2007). Their approach of slowly building upon minimal sounds, drones, and altered pitches occupies the field ...

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Ingar Zach - Ivar Grydeland: Visiting Ants

Read "Visiting Ants" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Norwegian improvising musicians drummer Ingar Zach and electric guitarist Ivar Grydeland engage in some acerbic, scrappy dialogue throughout these free-style exchanges. Here, the music expands and contracts amid the duo's abundance of abbreviated motifs. With “Sofamiliar," the drummer conjures up steely-edged sounds via his arsenal of cymbals, while on “First Visit," the guitarist's discordant phraseology complements Zach's polyrhythmic blitz. Grydeland also pursues a series of diametrically opposed angles, largely due to intermittent injections of succinctly stated chord developments, windswept EFX ...


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