Warming up with industrial grooves
David Bowie, Satyricon and Motorpsycho fame) and then spent months reworking it, taking saxophone and guitar fragments and refashioning them into shorter, more structured statements – most of the album’s 11 tracks come in at about four minutes.
“Often when we play live”, says Strønen, “we develop a mood over quite a long time. Now, instead of taking time to find out where to go,
Ballamy is a saxophonist who, whether he is playing this “future jazz” or English folk melodies with the superb Quercus trio (also appearing in Cork), can invest the simplest phrase with warmth and meaning. His plangent horn floated over Strønen’s industrial grooves and Fennesz’s layers of processed guitar is like a distant sun breaking through the dark clouds. propermusic.com