Ausmerzen

by Laube

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02:22
2.
07:16
3.
05:15
4.
09:51
5.
10:42
6.
03:31

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Originally self-released by the band in plain white CD jackets.
"This German trio of Nils Lehnhäuser (bass), Christian Dräger (drums) & Eric Bauer (piano) have produced a wonderful set of minimal, melodic, ambient jazz. The instrumentation is sparse, the melodies free-falling and the mood tense yet underscored with a studied lethargy. I'm reminded, favourably, of Angelo Badalamenti's scores for Twin Peaks as "Ausmerzen" has that same dreamy quality to the music. It's a twilight album full of sleepy colours and vague shapes and for the most part it's really quite beautiful. I'll admit to being less than enamoured with the final track as the musicianship and musicality of the rest of the album is replaced with atonal, avant-garde crashes and bangs. It sounds like an Einsturzende out-take or a Z'ev composition and as such feels remarkably out-of-place here. In other circumstances I'd have probably enjoyed it but after the sublime beauty of the preceding tracks it is a disagreeable end to a sumptuous album.“ - Review by Wonderful Wooden Reasons


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released March 8, 2012

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