After three years with a major label, the 2011 Echo-Jazz winners will release their new album under their own label. And via the band's own website as a free download. With this the three Swiss musicians Stefan Rusconi (piano), Fabian Gisler (bass) and Claudio Strüby (drums) act future-oriented, also concerning their release policy. The trio first shows their Berlin sympathy with the massive pieces "Berlin Tunes" and "Tempelhof", which are probably the most song oriented tracks on the album. The bass pumps hard, the drums provide the necessary drive and the piano creates seemingly thought lost melodies, which just let the jazz aspect sound like this. In the ten-minute collage "Alice In The Sky" guitarist Fred Frith joins the trio, moving the sound towards free improvisation. And with the "Hits Of The Sunshine" and "Sound-World" recorded live in Bielefeld and Duisburg, the band commemorates their own Sonic Youth tribute album "It's A Sonic Life". This isn't jazz probably, it's a revolution.
Top track: Alice In The Sky