Heart Of Stone
Label: !K7 Records
On Brandt Brauer Frick's first album, three musicians with overlapping backgrounds in jazz, classical and the club scene decided to fuse their interests, but instead of sampling their influences, they went the other direction, writing house music for small ensembles of acoustic instruments: strings, winds, prepared piano and a mess of percussion. The results flit between Reichian pulse studies and full-blooded club tracks, and between digital cut-and-paste and a more fluid timekeeping. Neither jazz, chamber music nor techno, it's a savvy middle way between the three.