Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Horizontal Structures (Honest Jon’s HJRLP54)

Rating: 9/10

This is a little provocation. Firstly, for well-scented audiences that share the passion for opera and Wiener Symphoniker and despise anything that sounds even a little bit electronic. Secondly, a provocation for club kids who may accept dub techno, but believe that classical music is crap.Two different worlds could get closer when listening to this all-star-team of electronically minded musicians.
Moritz von Oswald, Max Loderbauer and Vladislav Delay, plus Marc Muellbauer and Paul St. Hilaire on guitars, provide musical excursions not only for the fans but also for the open-minded in both groups described above. The band has created a colorful carpet of sounds, derived not only from dub techno but also jazz and blues. The music flows like in a broad river with muddy waters. The release makes an introvert impression but it is something to be enjoyed at a fireplace and in a DJ set alike.

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