Image for Weird Weapons

Weird Weapons @ ausland 2004

Sonntag, 22 März, 2009 - 22:00

Weird Weapons

Olaf Rupp
Olaf Rupp
Joe Williamson
Tony Buck

Tony Buck - drums
Joe Williamson - db
Olaf Rupp - git

The trio play without any form of amplification or electronic interference, but their improvisation is so closely-miked that this certainly doesn't result in any delicate acoustic dappling. This is exhaustingly exciting music, without any let-up. It harnesses the thrill of spontaneous ignition. ... They cover a lot of space, with a very flooded, broad sound. Tony Buck's percussive work is a marvellously sustained blur of skin-and-metal tinkering, constantly inventive as he explores timbre, texture and tension at a frightening rate. He also finds time (and hands) to shake, scrape and seemingly drag large objects across a warehouse floor. Joe Williamson's bass has a gloriously full sound, enveloping the listener as he bows out thick swathes of deepness. Olaf Rupp is constantly flashing out filigree runs, little twists and embellishments. I'd swear that there are shards of Django Reinhardt in there somewhere...

(from a CD Review of Weird Weapons by Martin Longley)

other reviews here and here and here.


go to top of page