Boomkat Product Review:
An absolutely blistering set from experimental/free-jazz quartet 7k Oaks who between them have a CV that demonstrates prior experience with such eminent groups as Zeitkratzer, Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet and Original Silence. Saxophonist and clarinettist Alfred 23 Hearth (what sort of name is that exactly?) is the first to catch your ear, taking the lead through much of 'Church Of Neutral', and carving out wending melodic paths through an otherwise treacherous backdrop of clashing sounds. Bassist Massimo Pupillo sounds especially volatile, with a vicious high-end attack to his tone, something that characterises much of 'Pi Too', preventing his fellow musicians from falling into a more complacent free-jazz setup. The sheer virtuosity and flamboyance of the other two musicians involved (Zeitkratzer pianist Luca Venitucci and drummer Fabrizio Spera) is worth a mention too: so much of this record's fearsome kinetic energy stems from the wild performances these two lay down. Highly recommended.