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Fernandes, Marcos / Fjellestad, Hans / Haco / Riis, Jakob – “Haco Hans Jakob Marcos ” – [Accretions]

You had me at Haco! Whether served After Dinner, or wrapped up in this
electronic burrito, Haco is always delicious. Her avant/improv work is
marked by a welcome playful flair, indeed on this she chimes in with toys
at times. This is a gadget-driven release, with plenty of power strip
plug-in action for laptop, synth and so forth but all that current is
well-grounded by Marcos Fernandes on percussion. His organic snare-work
and very soft cymbals blend nicely with the percussive nature of the
other wired wonders. Check out “Crawl” which has some subdued chords
floating below that percussion; a lot of the e-xploration here is like
digitized rim-shots in a weirding way. On “Speak” Haco strings out
strangulated squeaks along with a sort of polishing percussion, this
track is the most “on the fritz” number. “Glow” has electronic crackle
over ruling rolling toms from Fernandes…Hans Fjellestad zips low-freq
impersonations of a theremin. Or is that Jakob Riis via laptop? I get
the feeling these guys could create a killer broken-beat techo project
if they would latch on to some sections and repeat a bit more, even
so several tracks here could make for an excellent chill phase in a
minimalist beat mix. Or place this against some jazz a la Tony Oxley or
Walter Prati. I dig today’s wave of nano-music!

-Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on May 10, 2007 at 3:59 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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