Placid

by Philipp Eden Trio

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Philipp Eden - Piano
Xaver Rüegg - Double Bass
Vincent Glanzmann - Drums

This trio celebrates an urgent ensemble music that possesses the magic of a constantly changing kaleidoscope of sound. Oscillating between repose and fanciful complexity, the songs bear witness to the three virtuoso instrumentalists' refined tonal sense. Philipp Eden's dynamic multi-textual keymanship, Vincent Glanzmann's idiosyncratic sonorous drum play, and Xaver Ruegg's always agile and artfully singing double bass blend as sensitive interplay that responds to microscopic alterations. Far removed from gimmicky effusiveness, this concentrates entirely on atmospheric music-making with a restraint that serves the collective. In triadic interaction, via a captivating tonal conciseness and a delicate interweaving of melody and rhythm, music of extreme formal elegance unfolds, evocatively developing in compelling dynamic arcs of suspense. Their sophisticated fabric, made from contemporary jazz, a pinch of pop sensibility, and Neue Musik, feeds off a brewing serenity and calmness: they take time for extensive indulgence in dabs of sound, then subsequently unload, emboldened with verve and enthusiastically following the urge of the anthemic, before once again laconically resting in elegiac soundscapes.
This is a trio with depth and an uncanny density of expression that leaves room for the listener's imagination. A band that lights up the room and, by virtue of its poetry of sound, tells stories. Graceful musical art that is internally moving.

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released November 1, 2018

All compositions by Philipp Eden (SUISA)

Recorded on January 17&18, 2018 by Michal Wasyl at RecPublica Studios, Poland

Mixing - Hannes Kumke
Mastering - Klaus Scheuermann

Artwork - Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout
Graphic Design - Atelier Liska Wesle, Wien / Berlin
Photo Editing - Martin Bilinovac

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WideEarRecords is a musician-run collective, platform and record label based in Zürich. We are dedicated to releasing fresh exciting original music from the vibrant Swiss scene and from friends living abroad, leaving as much control as possible to the artists over their music and artwork. Although most of our releases so far tend to be in the field of improvised music we are stylistically open. ... more

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