“suites and seeds” was recorded by “Anemochore” – it’s a quartet based on Frantz Loriot (viola), Sebastian Strinning (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet), Daniel Studer (bass) and Benjamin Brodbeck (drums). All four musicians are famous improvisers. Their own playing style, inventive point of view, passion to create something new and exciting, unique sound made them the central figures of avant-garde jazz and contemporary academical music scene. The musicians are collaborating with other jazz masters – their music always has inspiring, bright, passionate, driving and evocative sound. All the music is an organic synthesis of innovations and traditions, the main basics of avant-garde jazz, contemporary academical and experimental music and interesting relations to one or another music style.
The musicians of “Anemochore” quartet manage to create an exciting, bright and inspiring sound in “suites and seeds”. The compositions are completely based on the basics of free improvisational music, avant-garde and experimental jazz. The roots of avant-garde jazz is the source of inspiration and original ideas – musicians make a return to its typical elements basically related to 1960’s American avant-garde jazz. The relations with other music styles and genres are highly detected – innovations of contemporary academical music, sonoristic experiments, the basics of experimental, spectral or concrete music, are frequently used here all together with the basics of avant-garde jazz. The compositions have an open form – that makes a great opportunity to improvise without any frames or strict rules. Free, inspiring, dynamic and wild improvisation is the only form of playing – sudden changes, dynamic turns, immediate reponses to each other’s playing and spontaneous solos are the main basics of it. An innovative, original and multi-colorful instrumental section is created by combining together experimental, extended, original, specific, weird, provocative, radical and traditional playing techniques. Saxophone and bass clarinet by Sebastian Strinning make the base of the melody line. Independent expressive and vital melodies are in the centre of it – improviser has a thrilling, dynamic and emotional playing style. The melodies are accompagnied by roaring riffs, frantic wild culminations, hollowing trendy blow outs, flowing elegant passages, special effects, strange timbres, sonoristic experiments and huge range of expressions gently combined together. Vivid gentle and expressive tenor saxophone is contrasting to deep, heavy, vibrant, heavy and dark bass clarinet, which creates the other side of the album – relaxing, calm, steady and cool. Deep and solemn viola is masterfully created by Frantz Loriot. The music is expressive, vital, filled with contrasts and surprises. An improviser is blending together the main tendencies of contemporary academical music and the traditions of free improvisation. Fresh, awakening, shrieky and evocative solos are mixed up together with monotonic slow tunes, special effects and slow meditative pieces. Bass keeps the main bass line. Daniel Studer is the master of his art – he manages to mix up repetitive series, deep heavy tunes, remarkable melodies, suggestive solos and vibrant terrific culminations. Expressive bebop, aggressive tremendous hard bop, calm and steady cool, extravagant and modern post bop all blended up together with fascinating culminations, breaking sessions, impressive free improvisations and spontaneous changes – Benjamin Brodbeck manages to combine all these elements in one place and create an expressive, dynamic, surprising and independent rhythmic section.