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GORODA / MÜLLER / MYBURGH / PULTZ-MELBYE

«Berlin Split»
TONE LIST, TL022

Two free-improvised pieces of Australian Josten Myburgh, known as one of the founders of the Tone List label and curator of Annual Audible Edge festival in Perth, Australia, featuring him playing  electronics (he is also sax player), released as a limited-edition vinyl of 200 copies (plus download option).

The first one is with his Berlin-based comrades – Danish double bass player Adam Pultz-Melbye and Mexican vibes player-percussionist Emilio Gordoa. This piece was captured in a flat the multicultural district of Berlin, Wedding, in 2018, after the three musicians kept  played together in different constellations and formats since 2015. This pieces surprises with its subtle, sometimes even ceremonial, chamber atmosphere despite its subversive, playful dynamics and intensity.

The second piece is totally different. It was recorded a few days before the first one and with German trombonist Matthias Müller, in his studio and prior to the planned performance of Müller in the Audible Edge festival. This was the very first meeting of Myburgh and Müller and they immediately synchronized Myburgh’s sharp, feedback storms with Müller’s trombone winds, creating layers upon layers of abstract, white noises .

Tone List suggests that the artwork of Lena Czerniawska, drawn in response to the music, may propose a road map that will link between the two pieces.

Eyal Hareuveni

Emilio Gordoa (vib), Matthias Müller (tb), Josten Myburgh (elec), Adam Pultz-Melbye (b)

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