All music by Konrad Bauer, Johannes Bauer, Uwe Kropinski,
Joe Sachse (GEMA)
Recorded live on May 17, 1998 @ 15th ´Festival International
de Musique Actuelle´, Victoriaville, Canada
for ´Le navire night´ (Radio-Canada/Chaine culturelle)
Recording engineer: Pierre Plante, Pierre Léger
Photo: Laurence M. Svirchev
Executive producer: Joanne Vézina, Michel Levasseur
© Les Disques Victo, Socan, 1999
This strictly improvising quartet (two trombones, two guitars)
founded on the 1980´s in the GDR, has kept its anarchistic
musicality over the decades and survived all political changes.
Since the collapse of the wall in 1989 they travelled extensively
in Europe and abroad. Their first CD (Reflections), published
in 1986 on FMP (CD 074) gained them critical acclaim worldwide.
This is their second release to date, recorded live at Canada´s
most prestigious Victoriaville Festival, proving once more
their excellency and improvisational aptitude - a thrilling
piece of music you shouldn't´miss!
Bones & Guitars
(...) This release was one of those completely incredible
sets. DOPPELMOPPEl are an FMP-all-star quartet with only
one CD to their name. They consist of the unusual instrumentation
of two trombones and two guitars - the legendary Bauer brothers,
Konrad and Johannes on bones, plus Uwe Kropinski on acoustic
guitar and Joe Sachse on electric guitar. Each of these
four players has a distinctive and unique approach to their
individual axe. Konrad often plays the long tones, while
Johannes will spew forth choppy, twisted, quick-witted tromboning.
Uwe´s acoustic guitar seems to come from a classical
background, often playing at a furious pace that rarely
lets up and stuns all who witness his devilish approach.
Joe´s electric guitar uses little or no devices, comes
from more of a jazz background and also dazzles us with
flurries of activity and no distortion. Although the approaches
on each of the same instruments are often so opposite in
terms of their sound, they all balance each other perfectly
and surprise us with amazing results. A superb recording,
this is that Victo magic at its finest!
DMG, Newsletter 32, 24/04/1999
Bad Alchemy, Nr. 34
Cadence Magazine, August 1999 (Stuart Broomer)
Coda Magazine, Sept 1999 (Steve Vickery)
Improjazz, Nr. 57/99 (Luc Bouquet)
Jazzpodium, Stuttgart, Nr. 06/99 (Wolfram Knauer)
Rubberneck, No. 30, 1999
The Wire, o.A. (Richard Cook)
DIE ZEIT, Hamburg, Nr. 49, 2.12.99 (Uli Stock)