Koch/Loriot/Kocher, Stranger Becoming (n/n 020)     
 







 

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The Swiss-based trio Koch/Loriot/Kocher formed in the summer of 2020 and has kept developing a distinct musical identity ever since. The band makes use of insistently repeated motifs, broken melodic lines and occasional tonal harmonies cohabiting with pure sound production. The three musicians develop their respective materials in tension with each other: they are able to merge their sounds at any moment, but just as well might evolve their individual voices for a long time in parallel, without a priori seeking unity. The band's cohesion is achieved through the intense quality of listening and deep interaction that the three have honed, as well as by the blend of timbres that is reminiscent of European folk music.



Personnel:

Hans Koch - clarinet

Frantz Loriot - viola

Jonas Kocher - accordion


Recorded on February 25, 2021, at Kirche St. Maria in Ins, Switzerland, by Bojan Ugrinovsky. Mixed by Bojan Ugrinovsky. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. All music by Hans Koch, Frantz Loriot and Jonas Kocher. Album and track title poem by Eliot Cardinaux. Artwork by Rudolf Steiner. Many thanks to Eberhard Jost, Eliot Cardinaux, Rudolf Steiner and Carlo Costa. Released in collaboration with the Swiss label Bruit.


Release date: December 15, 2022.




Jonas Kocher interviewed by Henry Fraser in November 2022 for the release of Stranger Becoming


























Press


Bad Alchemy

Wobei die Korrespondenz in der Desorientierung und Verwunderung besteht – grüne Streifen? Oranges Gras? Nebulös und dürr, aber eben doch natürlich – kakophon und diskant, aber doch welthaltig. In seinem Krähen, Gurren und Tirili, seinem Quarren und Schillern, Fiepen und Kritzeln. Den unscharfen Zwischentönen in kurioser Erregung, piepwellig und fitzelig, zart wie Dunst, wie Spinnweb, 'tonlos' gepustet, leise murrend, wehmütig und fragil wie von Mund-, von Glasharmonika. Geblasene und gestrichene Spitzen Ton in Ton, melancholisch verschattet, mit wie gesummtem Phantomklang, der wohl doch von der Klarinette herrührt, und zuletzt doch nochmal rippeliger Wallung, die aber gegen die zage Melancholie nicht ankommt.” (December 2022)

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