CD Reviews

Edén Carrasco, Christof Kurzmann, Leonel Kaplan – Casa Corp

January 4, 2013

CD Dromos Given that the same old discussions about the impact of overt politics in experimental music have resurfaced on the internet again today, this is a timely (though coincidental) CD to be writing about this evening. Casa Corp is the title of a trio release on the Dromos label by Edén Carrasco, (alto sax) […]

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CD Reviews

Monday 11th January

January 12, 2010

So today I have been listening to a recent-ish release on the Mikroton label, a quartet recording named Palmar Zahler by the quartet of Alan Courtis, Jaime Genovart, Chistof Kurzmann and Pablo Reche. Three quarters of the group are, I believe Argentinian, and indeed the album was recorded in Buenos Aires mid-2008. The other quarter being Kurzmann, the familiar Viennese musician who seems to spend a lot of time in South America these days all the same. The instrumentation on this disc makes interesting reading. Courtis is credited with homemade violin, contact mic, mp3 (maybe this should be mp3 player?) tapes and processing. Genovart ( a completely new name to me) is listed as recording, (live? then played back? hmm) synth and soft (presumably software?) Kurzmann plays lloopp, clarinet and yes, voice, and Reche works with minidisc, iPod, Alesis nanoverb (you tell me) and Korg MS10. I can’t help but demand that this music be good after having to type out that lot! Of course, bar the violin, clarinet and Kurzmann’s distinctive voice I haven’t a clue what sounds come from where…

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