niedziela, 5 lutego 2012
Hubert Zemler's persona always haunted me as backdrop of Lado ABC projects which set him nicely into the landscape of the Warsaw scene connected with Powiększenie and Chłodna 25 clubs> Convinced that there's more to that I was looking forward to hear his first solo album. Approached it with no pre-requisitory doubts and prejudices I must admit that his skill to blend different approaches - fresh and not pretentious at all really got me dig this material. Leaving behind all his influences - all too many to counthe sets a clear thesis and structure to what he does - between microtonal and sonorous and whatever else it is- is only a background to his talent to get the details out of the wholeness of the foreground. Improvised cds commit too often the cardinal sin of being just ''actions'' or merely ''events''. Hubert rightly sets the course and pace where everything else falls in place and sustains the right drama and the mood. Solo albums are always a boggy challenge. Yet this one is a defo worth to listen.
Horny Trees is a trio made up of Hubert, Paweł Szamburski on clarinet and Maciej Trifonidis Bielawski on bass. A whole spectre of music - that's the word - tonalities vs atonalities and buzz and rumble beyond the clichees of late ''free improvised'' Their great craftsmanship blends together with free range modalities of the imaginary landscapes they create while it's still melodious and definitely not out of great mood ritual. I have seen 'em live and it was nice to get the energy they conduct.
Ritmodelia is the last project the cd of I got from Hubert. It was nice as a dessert after the last two ones. Not much of the exprimentalism but surely a great and worth piece of percussive magic to listen. Good spot on whe it comes to independent craftsmanship but nothing beyond this point.
Mighty thanks Hubert.