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Dark Star Safari: Dark Star Safari

Read "Dark Star Safari" reviewed by John Eyles

The birth of the quartet Dark Star Safari (named after a 2003 Paul Theroux travel book) dates back to a December 2017 session at the Candybomber studio in Berlin, initiated by Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer who invited along two Norwegians--sampler and keyboardist Jan Bang and guitarist Eivind Aarset--having previously played with them at gigs including Norway's annual Punkt festival. The open improvisations resulting from the session were examined and then used as the basis of further manipulations. Bang made two ...

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Klaus Gesing, Bjorn Meyer, Samuel Rohrer: Amiira

Read "Amiira" reviewed by John Eyles

The trio of Swiss drummer & percussionist Samuel Rohrer, Swedish bass guitarist Björn Meyer and German reedsman Klaus Gesing first came together in 2013 when they released their only previous recording, open_source_music. Before they joined forces, each of the three had had years of experience on the road playing various styles of music. On coming together, their stated intention was to dissolve the borders between improvisation and composition, with the music on that debut recording demonstrating that they lived up ...


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