First album of the duet, it has been fully produced by us. You can listen to the full album here. Please listen with good headphones, computer speakers cant reproduce details of the sound.
The first piece comes from a concert at les dimanches de l’impro (Montreuil, France) in April 2009. The second one is a concert extract from a gig at Cruce (Madrid, Spain) in January 2009.
The album is available for purchase trough us for 10 euros (shipping included inside Europe – other destinations, drop us a mail).
I must admit I was confused by the name of this particular saxophone duo when I saw them in concert a couple of weeks ago as part of Pascal Marzan’s R de Choc series of concerts at the Espace Jemappes here in Paris, “relentless” being an adjective I’d associate with Paul Flaherty or Hijokaidan rather than with Sébastien Branche and Artur Vidal’s elegant, supple post-nmperign improvisation. But the two tracks on their self-produced debut CD (see URL above) live up to the name well, with plenty of circular breathing and extraneous objects – cups, metal plates – placed on and in the horns, often giving the illusion that we’re listening to a trio or even a quartet. Neither of the two tracks, lasting respectively 18 and ten minutes, overstays its welcome, which is just as well: 40+ minutes of this stuff could probably try the patience. But I look forward to hearing more of the duo’s more spacious, pared-down work on future releases.–DW www.paristransatlantic.com (Feb 2010)