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New Release: Fusk by Kasper Tom Christiansen, Andreas Lang, Philipp Gropper and Rudi Mahall

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FUSK—that is Kasper Tom Christiansen (Kran, QUARTz), Andreas Lang (QUARTz, a la Cour), Philipp Gropper (Hyperaktive Kid, Philm) and Rudi Mahall (Der Rote Bereich, Globe Unity Orchestra)—shine with their witty way of playing and their inventiveness. The quartet covers a broad spectrum, from catchy melodies to complex structures and the expressive deconstruction of patterns. One moment playful, soon showing its teeth, their music exhibits its diversity. From harmony to noise, all possibilities are explored. The compositions often feature rhythmic interlocking without coming across overly sophisticated. Everything flows with lyric lightness. Even though there are recurring passages of free play, the musicians convince with their dense interplay. And everyone who has seen them live knows: There is plenty of room for humor. A title such as “Attack Of The berpea" is one example. Seriousness and oddity reign together, and topics and audio material are always dealt with in a playful and very refreshing way. A real feast for the ears!

Personnel:

Kasper Tom Christiansen (drums)
Philipp Gropper (saxophone)
Andreas Lang (bass)
Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet)

Track Listing:

1. Ein Kopf Kaffe, bitte (Kasper Tom Christiansen)
2. The Attack of the berpea (Kasper Tom Christiansen)
3. Freunde der guten Musik (Kasper Tom Christiansen)
4. November (Kasper Tom Christiansen)
5. Eins Zwei Polizei (Kasper Tom Christiansen, Rudi Mahall, Philipp Gropper, Andreas Lang)
6. Kamienna Wola (Kasper Tom Christiansen)
7. Chief (Kasper Tom Christiansen)
8. Neun Zehn schlafen gehen (Kasper Tom Christiansen, Rudi Mahall, Philipp Gropper, Andreas Lang)
9. Berliner Bratwunder (Kasper Tom Christiansen)

All compositions by Kasper Tom Christiansen. Track 5 and 8 also by Philipp Gropper, Andreas Lang and Rudi Mahall.

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