Moritz von Oswald Trio

Vertical Ascent

Moritz von Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent

Through Basic Channel and Rhythm And Sound — his collaborations with Mark Ernestus — Moritz von Oswald mapped out the grounds of a deep exchange between real-deal Jamaican dub and classic, Detroit-style techno. The duo’s accomplishment and influence are immense. Take Don Letts’ word for it — when he is asked which dub music holds sway nowadays, he says there is nothing out there for him, nothing from JA, or the US, only Rhythm And Sound. Though a departure, Vertical Ascent retraces various signatures of the earlier styles — the fastidious density of sound, the massive bass and detailed upper registers (‘a frequency massage’), the stripped, stepping repetitiousness, the seriousness. The striking differences stem from the qualities of live performance (the driving, clattering percussion in particular, and the loose, improvisatory approach), the exploded palette of sounds, including a trace of steel drums, something like a cuica — and of course most of all the fresh lineup. Vladislav Delay is a drummer and electronic musician from Finland — like von Oswald, trained in classical percussion (whilst the third member studied classical piano for twenty years). On Vertical Ascent he plays home-made metal percussion. From Munich, Max Loderbauer was a partner in the ambient duo Sun Electric.

2LP Honest Jons: HJRLP045 remind
CD Honest Jons: HJRCD045 € 19,99