Reviews on bAgg*fisH release!!
two were determined to redefine the sonic options of such a duo...
Their music is wrapped in an experimental, risk-taking envelope,
mischievous, driving rhythms, and poetic resonance. ...Spiritual,
inventive, and flowing with nervous energy...no doubt that bAgg*fisH
created their own, highly idiosyncratic sound universe. Fischer has a
charismatic commanding tone on the sax and the driving, poly-rhythmic
pulse of Baggiani keeps pushing him to the edge."
feedback sax sounds more like feedback electric guitar than anything
you’d hear from John Butcher ...
runs blend with vocalisations ... excellent breath control already,
Fischer plays in hoarsely vocalised breath-bursts, much like Peter
Brötzmann does in combustible duos with drummers Paal Nilssen-Love
or Steve Noble. And Baggiani shows he’s in the same class. In fact,
on this evidence he’s the more elastic of the three drummers,
constantly sounding small crisp contact sounds off of tautly measured
free-beats. ... I love it now."
additionally drops from the already very unusual setting is this
latent manic note ... many, many languages of sound ... stylistically
between the poles of improvised music, electronic noise, new music,
free jazz, punk, post-rock and sound art ... crackling incessantly on
and spreading a tense atmosphere, a mood, as if at any moment the
great, but always ordered chaos might break out.
highly respected and innovative minds of the international
improvisation and electro-acoustic scene stand out as the perfect duo
for overcoming all sorts of musical and stylistic concepts and