Feb 13 2018
It’s strange how the lingering impression of peacefulness hangs over die Beobachtung, even as it devolves into dissonance. The quartet Tauchgang instills a chamber jazz atmosphere about things, and so when they attain an unmanageable velocity and the melody starts to come apart at the seams, there’s a contemplative sense about things that is more than a bit appealing. Of greater appeal, however, are those transitory moments of changing intensity, and how the context of the entire piece shifts into a different state of being. That’s pretty cool, and pretty damn addictive.
Fair warning: This album may have been released as far back as 2015. I really couldn’t find much information on the band or the music. But I adore this recording, and kind of stopped caring about release date and other ephemera.
Your album personnel: Moritz Wesp (trombone), Nico Hering (piano), Bastian Weinig (bass) and Florian Schwappacher (drums).
Label or Self-Produced unconfirmed.
Music from Köln, Germany.
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
Available at: Bandcamp