Boomkat Product Review:
Moritz Von Oswald, Max Loderbauer and Sasu Ripatti play out a sterling third album as a trio, "their darkest and most driving… their best yet." The basic material for 'Fetch' was improvised and recorded in a four hour session at the end of summer 2011 and features additional live contributions from ECM's Marc Muellbauer (bass) and Tobias Freund (effects).
Von Oswald later overdubs Jonas Schoen (flute, clarinet, saxophone) and trumpeter Sebastian Studnitzky to four uniquely fluid and spacious grooves. Converging in jazz-wise dialogue on opener 'Jam', Ripatti and Muellbauer's rhythm section coolly paces the palatial surroundings while trumpet and clarinet speak to the night. 'Dark' follows at a pensive stride, checking viscous dread bass, purring FX and percussions picked out of the mix by Von Oswald's illusive sleight of hand, creating a tension that's soon resolved by 'Club', the LP's pulsating steppers' techno centrepiece juxtaposing gravelly drum quirks and a quietly noisy atmosphere against velvet-clad kicks and his ghostly ensemble for twelve minutes. Meanwhile, 'Yangissa' closes at a mid-tempo tilt, simmering brass and tumbling nyabinghi-style drums weave in a dub-frayed chamber shuffle, locked-in and hypnotic as you like. If you liked their other LPs, you'll love this.