OESTERHELT, CARL / JOHANNES ENDERS - DIVERTIMENTO FÜR TENORSAXOPHON UND KLEINES ENSEMBLE (CD)


"Oesterhelt and Enders have created a hybrid out of the spirit of the new Vienna school of composed music and a kind of sultry jungle jazz. Imagine the Alban Berg Quartet playing exotica with their faces painted black and their eyes rolling. The two guys from Weilheim have taken lazy voodoo-percussion played on maracas and calabash as the driving pulse of their music. Their suggestive energy runs through the sublime string arrangements and their wickedness is ever present in the dark saxophone licks. We hear feverish breathing and lurking energy in the first piece. A cacophony of chattering saxophones, atonal violin glissandos and stoic maraca shaking greets the listener in No. 2. There's kalimba figures in No. 4 - a mere skeleton of a piece. Or a sad gypsy waltz in the form of No. 5. A waltz that seamlessly transcends into a kind of harmonically free fugue only to flow into a dramatic slow-mo rumba. Despite all the harmonic adventures and great stylistic diversity, Divertimento für Tenorsaxophon und kleines Ensemble retains its moderate, even lazy tempo. This music walks a fine line between sleepy lounge-music and neo-classical. And so it unfolds its narcotically bewitching effect.Despite all the harmonic adventures and great stylistic diversity, Divertimento für Tenorsaxophon und kleines Ensemble retains its moderate, even lazy tempo. This music walks a fine line between sleepy lounge-music and neo-classical. And so it unfolds its narcotically bewitching effect." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2010| ALIEN TRANSISTOR | 14.90


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