Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion, Ambient | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8.5/10 | Label: Denovali | Autor: CA

Deceleration in the deepest minor. The Dale Cooper Quartet from Brest, which has always had an extremely successful symbiosis with The Dictaphones, has entered into a wonderful and equally successful symbiosis with the Lyon-based Witxes project. The interesting thing about it is that each institution took one track from the other and transferred it to their own sound image to the best of their knowledge and belief. The result was two twenty-minute still lifes that more than lived up to the expectations of both. The Dale Cooper Quartet took the Witxes track "The Apparel" to a new dimension, where it now manifested itself as a profound dark jazz anthem under the title "Le Strategie Saint-Frusquin". The structures that can still be felt at the beginning, like the stoically grumbling basic groove, dissolve bit by bit, so that in the end there is only one ambient alternative left in Freejazz. Witxes did similar things with the Dale Cooper tune "Nourrain Quinquet", which mutated as "Pisces Analogue" into an extremely sophisticated Möbius band.

Top track: Pisces Analogue

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