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Tom Schulte, Outsight, June 1, 2003

On Asymémtries we have reeds this time being re-evaluated as to how to make sound with them. The Swiss pair behind this disc is Bertand Denzler (tenor sax; Günter Müller, Bob Ostertag) and Hans Koch (bass clarinet and soprano saxophone; Cecil Taylor, Elliott Sharp). The duo goes for a deconstruction that cuts so close to the bone that the pieces are often made up of merely amplified respiration and the sharp squeak of a breath cut in half by a reed… But it is not all about dismantling and rebuilding reeds.

… a deconstruction that cuts so close to the bone…

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