A lively improvisation lead by a quartet of instrumentalists blending drone and chamber music.
The tracks of the album Esox Lucius were recorded on high end analogue technique at the Czech Radio Broadcasting Studio in Prague. Four exceptional instrumentalists (Isabelle Duthoit, clarinet, voice; Franz Hautzinger, quartertone trumpet; Matija Schellander, modular synthesizer; Petr Vrba, trumpet, vibrating speakers) are creating bubbling and zizzling chamber music, they are blurring the edges of their instruments, but contemporarily dialoguing with a precise and unique vocabulary. The record is based on minimal drones, refined with analogue trumpet glitches and extended vocal techniques. Brass is bubbling, feedbacks are shrieking, it sounds as if a red glowing wire is cutting into a block of ice. Under predatory hissings evaporates a tinny morse alphabet. What remains are sublime minimal highlights, set with pinpoint accuracy.
Composed by Isabelle Duthoit, Franz Hautzinger, Matija Schellander, Petr Vrba.
Recorded at Studio A, Prague, in 2012.
Mixed by Matija Schellander and Franz Hautzinger.
Mastered by M. Siewert at Garnison 7.