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Berthet, Vonlanthen, Bondi: Silo

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Berthet, Vonlanthen, Bondi: Silo Experimental guitarist Vinz Vonlanthen shares equal billing with a motivated team on Silo, set upon asymmetrical pulses, bustling movements, and passages shaded with inquisitive-like thematic constructions all enhanced by a superb audio engineering process. Essentially, the trio goes on a journey to seek those often-elusive answers via enthusiastic interplay amid a few torrential downpours.

Vonlanthen's electric guitar work spans rock to avant-garde improvisation and generates a model for free-flight expansionism. He also imparts numerous textural components, where the band executes disparate tone poems and introspective decorations. With Cyril Bondi's crashing drums and clever use of indigenous percussion instruments, alongside Christophe Berthet's fleeting sax lines, the trio's vibrant call and response mechanisms occasionally segue into psycho-rock musings and structured chord voicings.

The trio implements a myriad of mood-evoking sentiments, complete with happenstance, terse patterns, and multidimensional sound-shaping opuses. The musicians also delve into coarse frameworks featuring Berthet's scratchy phrasings. "Cyanogene," however, is designed with a steady pulse and a circular groove dished out by Vonlanthen who establishes a baseline for the unit. Here the trio ventures into a cosmic breakdown jaunt, accentuated by Bondi's pummeling rhythms and intensified by Berthet's edgy discourse.

Undoubtedly, the band instills variety into the program, yet more importantly, they exploit their combined inventive powers. In a loose sense, they abide by a search and destroy mindset, teeming with investigative segments and shaded by their calamitous destructive powers.


Track Listing: Presage; Alcatraz; Brest; 7h13; Crepusculaire; Complainte alpestre; Asteroide; Microcosme; Passage; Animal Song; Cyanogene; Durch Berlin; Chimere.

Personnel: Christophe Berthet: saxophones, clarinet; Vinz Vontlanthen: guitar; Cyril Bondi: drums, percussion, objects.

Year Released: 2012 | Record Label: Leo Records


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