Six highly atmospheric soundsculptures between ambient. avantgarde-classic and modern jazz.
German ambient-connaisseur and soundpoet Marsen Jules (aka Martin Juhls) is well known
for his releases on City Center Ofces, Kompakt or his own label Oktaf Records. On stage
he often combines his atmospheric soundscapes with live musicians. A steady formation is
the Marsen Jules Trio, which features the twin brothers Anwar Alam and Jan-Philipp Alam
on piano and violins accompanied by Jules´ restrained live-sampling, bowed percussions
and singing wine glasses. For tours and festivals the Trio already played in the US as well
as in Canada and all over Europe. With their debut-album - Présence Acousmatique' on
Oktaf Records the musicians bring their - acoustic presence' to CD for the rst time. It
features six highly atmospheric soundsculptures between ambient, avantgarde-classic and
modern jazz. Whereas the opening - illet Parfait / illet Sauvage' is still a variation of a
track from Jules´ - Les Fleurs' album, all other tracks are composed for the Trio or
developed out of the cooperation itself. Two tracks also feature saxophone player Roger
Döring (Dictaphone) as a guest musician. The combination of dark scapes and saxophone
on - Histoire de la nuit' and - Éclipse' makes one think of an ambient version of Bohren und
der Club Ghore. The abstract - Excalibur' and - Maison en Vitre' remind of early
avantgarde-classic and twelve-tone music and the closing - Les trains stortent de la gare'
brings a bittersweet composition for piano and violin hold together by sparkling percussions.
(added: 2013-06-18 14:16:09 )