Two new releases on the iconic New Wave of Jazz label run by Dirk Serries. Firstly, an acoustic duo with Dirk Serries – ‘Light Industry’. Dirk and I have collaborated extensively in Kodian Trio, TONUS, Fear Falls Burning, and have one previous duo album ‘Gargoyles’ (Raw Tonk Records). ‘Light Industry’ is the debut recording in this acoustic set-up.
“Light Industry continues their restless search for new challenges, dynamics, and textures, but now in expanded improvisations that deepen their personal approaches, including unique, extended techniques and manipulations of their instruments.” – Eyal Hareuveni, Free Jazz Blog
Line-up: Colin Webster – alto saxophone, Dirk Serries – acoustic guitar
‘Praxis’ is another collaboration with Dirk Serries on acoustic guitar, with the addition of Martina Verhoeven on piano. This trio has worked together before in both improvised settings and in TONUS. Although improvised, the music on ‘Praxis’ has a highly controlled feel to it in terms of dynamics and interaction, which has a lot in common with the music of TONUS.
“The Praxis of this trio is unhurried and sparse, quiet and contemplative. But the improvisations – with its twisted and manipulated sounds, extracted by an array of extended techniques – flow in total freedom and spacious atmosphere, sketching abstract textures that, intentionally, avoid dense, powerful climaxes.” – Eyal Hareuveni, Free Jazz Blog
Review of both albums by Vital Weekly
Review of both albums by Free Jazz Blog
Review of both albums by Jazz Halo (in Dutch)
Review of ‘Light Industry’ by Opduvel (in Dutch)
Review of ‘Praxis’ by Opduvel (in Dutch)
Line-up: Dirk Serries – acoustic guitar, Martina Verhoeven – piano, Colin Webster – alto saxophone