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Reviews: Upside Down

Birgit Ulher, trumpet, radio, mutes, speaker
Heddy Boubaker, alto saxophone



The first release is a duo recording with Birgit Ulher, who plays
trumpet, radio and objects. The six pieces were recorded in Hamburg in
2007. They play their instruments like objects like so many do these
days. There is however one thing which makes them a bit different and
that is the volume they use. In this area its not uncommon to play
things at a soft level, but here the instruments are loud (well,
relatively speaking) and clear. They play some intense pieces,
exploring their instruments in unusual manner and making some intense
listening. A very fine work that has the right length of thirty-two
minutes, which requires your full concentration.

Frans de Waard,

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