Moritz Von Oswald Trio at its darkest and most driving.
The opener cuts deep into jazz, its darting trumpet melodies sinking the impulsive and questing approach of On-The-Corner Miles into the nocturnal longing of Lift To The Scaffold. Dark is a monolithic steppers' in slo-mo, dense and dread. Set to the soft throb of a four-to-the-floor kickdrum, third track Club is the album's explosive heart, twelve minutes of heady Berlin techno; and in finale Yangissa a soft African brass polyphony is spiced with nyabinghi–style drums, deeply dubwise, for fourteen minutes playing out an intrigue between chaos and control.
The group is clear and unanimous — this is their best yet.