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Pulsar Trio Zoo of Songs T30034 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberT30034
labelT3 Records
Release date06/04/2018

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      The german group Pulsar Trio creates a rather special sound. Independent and yet catchy, with a lively, dance-like radiance and thoughtful details. The band combines traditional and electronic instruments and crosses several genre boundaries. Which other group combines a sublime, virtuoso played Indian sitar, variable piano and synth motifs and springy drum grooves? With their global outlook Pulsar Trio unites melodic and cinematic-atmospheric ideas, playful and sophisticated rhythm, memories of break and house beats as well as the free thinking of jazz.

      These original aesthetics of Pulsar Trio have been widely appreciated in recent years. In 2014 the band received the german world music award "Creole" whereafter they played many important festivals: Rudolstadt Festival, Glastonbury, Masala Festival in Hannover, Fusion Festival, Leverkusener Jazz Tage and Burg Herzberg festival to name just a few. In addition to spectators and listeners, media representatives are convinced as well: "with piano, drums and sitar the three musicians created fascinating sound constellations in which the seemingly contrasting solo instruments piano and sitar made for a very natural and wonderfully driving bond" (potsdamer newspaper)

      The bavarian newspaper praised, "... Matyas Wolter extended the relaxed, sometimes energetic grooving PostRock jazz of the trio with a whole world of subtle microtones and colours and gave it a psychedelic perspective." The Badische Zeitung described a performance by the trio as a "unique and first-class concert experience". Two years have passed since their CD "Caethes Traum".

      "Zoo of Songs" builds on old virtues. At the same time it presents the far-travelled trio as an even more closed artistic unit. More than the eponymous neutron star the trio pulsates in many directions: rhythmically as well as harmonious and melodic. "We love to tell stories with instrumental music," explains Aaron Christ that multi-faceted sound. "Zoo of Songs" starts quite offensively, captivating with tight arrangements and fast phrasings that trigger memories of pioneering 1970s jazz-India fusions. Hereafter the music sometimes becomes transparent, sometimes almost contemplative with a hint of minimalism at the horizon. "We like to use odd meters or shifts that may not be immediately noticeable" so Christ describes the variation from 15/8 to 3/4 and 4/4 in "Butterfly Toe" and continues "to get listeners and dancers out of their usual routine, without them being too irritated.”

      Ultimately it is this finely balanced suspense, the subtle change between poignant composition and free-flowing spirited emotion that make Pulsar Trio so unique.

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      CD 1
      • 1.Of Men & Mice04:26
      • 2.Tin Stag Story05:12
      • 3.Src03:21
      • 4.Butterfly Toe04:02
      • 5.Sparkle Crumbs03:20
      • 6.Flugmodus03:21
      • 7.Knittery Owl05:23
      • 8.Rambos Muscledance04:19
      • 9.Mink The Toad05:14
      • 10.Slow Down Trude06:09
      • Total:44:47