MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO: Fetch (Honest Jon’s Record)

themilkman on Jul 13th 2012 01:27 am

Moritz Von Oswald Trio: Fetch

Honest Jon’s Records 2012
04 Tracks. 50mins43secs

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Moritz Von Oswald, Max Loderbauer and Sasu Ripatti reconvene for a third time, and once again, the mood is subdued and quietly hypnotic, carried by elegant stripped down grooves and vast and airy sonic landscapes. Like its predecessors, Fetch is split into four tracks clocking at anything from seven to seventeen and a half minutes. The basis for this album was recorded at the end of the summer last year during a four hour improv session which saw the core trio joined by Mark Muellbauer (bass) and Tobias Freund ((live electronics and effects). The recordings were later processed by Von Oswald who added contributions from Jonas Shoen (flute, clarinet and saxophone) and Sebastian Studnitzky (trumpet).

More so than its predecessors, Fetch is an intriguing record, which appear to draw on darker tones as it progresses. Continue Reading »

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MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO: Vertical Ascent (Honest Jon’s Records)

themilkman on Sep 3rd 2009 12:38 am

Moritz Von Oswald Trio: Vertical Ascent

Vertical Ascent
Honest Jon’s Records 2009
04 Tracks. 44mins23secs

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With a past as rich as his, and a musical footprint counting the legendary Basic Channel imprint and Rhythm & Sound no less, two projects he spearheaded with Mark Ernestus, techno/dub legend  Moritz Von Oswald needs no introduction. His latest project, answering to the seriously cool moniker of Moritz Von Oswald Trio, is just the latest in a long string of high profile dub-based work. Having enlisted the unquestionable talents of Max Loderbauer, of Sun Electric and NSI fame, and Sasu Ripatti, who splits his life between his Vladislav Delay, Luomo and Uusitalo guises, here on percussions duty, Moritz Von Oswald leads here one hell of a project. Continue Reading »

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