Worlds collide when the raucous Budapest-based underground power trio JÜ (consisting of firebreathing guitarist Adàm Mèszaros, rock solid fuzz-bassist Ernö Hock and the remarkably flexible drummer Andras Halmos) joins Oslo-based saxophonist Kjetil Moster for this subversive meeting of the minds on RareNoise Records. A powerful manifesto for ecstatic, exploratory, envelope-pushing, in the moment music, mixed by Bill Laswell and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper. Music this ferocious hasn't been heard since Laswell's late, lamented Last Exit with Sonny Sharrock, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Peter Brotzman. The album opens on an explosive note with a turbulent tenor saxdrums breakdown between Moster and Halmos on »Dear Johan« which takes on the feel of latter day John Coltrane or free jazz icon Albert Ayler jamming with the Allman Brothers Band on »Whipping Post« or vintage King Crimson on »21st Century Schizoid Man«. »Bhajan« opens on a darker, more mysterious vibe before building to a potent crescendo, with Moster wailing on baritone sax, that is steeped in the tradition of Jimi Hendrix's bold jazz-rock anthem »Third Stone From the Sun«. Moster stretches freely with baritone sax on the moody and spacious »Morze« while »Hassassin«, full of slamming unisons and fierce overblowing by Moster, is an intense showcase for drummer Halmos. Meszaros adds another frantic sixstring onslaught at the tag of this intense offering. The four intrepid improvisers explore collectively on the more atmospheric »KJU« and they close out the collection with the expansive, 15-minute »One«, which makes dramatic use of echo to create an otherworldly texture before building to a powerhouse conclusion of thunderous proportions.
Morze (For Agoston Béla)
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