MELT Trio (D)


P.Meyer–g, B.Meyer-b, M.Baumgärtner–dr

czwartek, 7 listopad, 2013 - 21:30
20/15 PLN

Two years ago the Trio Meyer-Baumgärtner-Meyer from Berlin astounded laymen and experts equally. The brothers Peter and Bernhard Meyer on guitars and bass, and drummer Moritz Baumgärtner invented a sound that boldly yet humbly overrode all established concepts of jazz improvisation, alternative rock, ambient and experience of nature translated to sound, but even surpassed all known syntheses, avantgardisms and overlappings. A sound that unfolded its bouquet light-years away from any crossover. And what was the name of their first album? “Melt”. And since the album title “Melt” so congenially describes the agenda of this trio, Meyer-Baumgärtner-Meyer, without further ado, turned into the Melt Trio.
“Hymnolia” continues exactly where “Melt” left off and yet at the same time expands the scope widely. Much that applied to “Melt” can be said with good conscience about “Hymnolia” as well. There is still this symbiotic expressiveness, in which composed, improvised and parts freely associated from pure sound organically flow into each other. These melodies are of such compelling beauty, that they want to be heard again and again. And they are so catchy, that one believes to have known them for many years, exactly as if every sunrise emerged around these melodies.Yes, it may sound a little kitschy, but the music of the Melt Trio really does catch the human primeval desire for harmony and perfection. These pieces uncoil unique psycho-acoustic landscapes like surrealistic labyrinths, in which one longs to get lost in, out of which one wishes to never find the way out again. Once more the listener can easily put himself into the almost hypnotic amazement that may have overcome the three musicians during the creation of this music.
the Melt Trio is and will be a guitar trio that does without any comparison. Melt is neither Nirvana on jazz nor Bill Frisell Trio in rock and also not Massacre in ambient. Melt is Melt; unique, individual, absorbing and touching, spreading its wings like an albatross, so closely calling from a far distance.

"In the trio Meyer/Baumgärtner/Meyer we see three musicians who have the skills and intellect to tread further than their own path - beyond the familiar pattern." Jazzthing

"The highlight being the performance of Meyer / Baumgärtner / Meyer, a young jazz trio whose debut album "Melt" is in many respects its own phenomenon: Here are three virtuosic instrumentalists playing guitar, bass and drums, a compact unit blending all possible influences from progressive and indie rock through to electronic music so strongly compacted that we hear a brand new form of music." Taz

"This music is provocative, demanding, and has depth and density of expression. It is sometimes edgy, uncomfortable and unconventional, with its convincing gesture refuting all the prevailing jazz dogmas and yet still flattering and enticing in power and beauty. (...) "Melt" has become a very mature soundarchitectural work of art, with its compositional and instrumental qualities being close in relation to the transforming power of the music of Bill Evans and his trio with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian, fifty years ago. Adventurous, new and highly exciting." Jazzpodium