The nest – Music for Drivers
Jazz, Noise, imrpov
Label – Denovali
1 Music for drivers
Not that I serve as any sort of authority in this aged issue, but when I am driving I can’t be bothered with abstract or even instrumental music, and instead I want songs with vocals, and I prefer songs I know by heart. I did not test this album in my car, but only in my immobile house, nevertheless, I did not expect anything short of interesting, and got much more than that.
Coming from the loving arms of Denovali, Christoph Clöser (Bohren & der Club of Gore / saxophone), Tycho Schottelius (Desmond Denker / synthesizer), Thomas Mahmoud (Tannhäuser Sterben & das Tod / field beats, effects & vocals) & Gerald Mandl (Tannhäuser Sterben & das Tod / bass, effects & moodswinger) are forming the hive mind behind “The Nest”. Over one hour, they discharge a chaotic mixture between Jazz improvisations and noise collaborations. Through the one hour session they move from sporadic, atmospheric sounds into intense explosions of crushing space jam, putting together a prolific use of bass, saxophone, vocals and synthesized sounds into an entire world of movement.
How can I describe such a dynamic, rich and long work? Maybe this will work: “Music for drivers” is certainly a wonderful trip through lazy fields of slow drones and intense towers of mind piercing saxophone and human shrieks. The Nest brings a wonderful experience of improvisations and collaborations to the point of a rich, vibrant and engaging album, which in turn is released by Denovali, who knows well when they have something good in their hands.