As the trio explains on the cd-cover, Blue marks the second part of their “Theory of Colours” series (the first was “Orange” in 2007), of which the music is taken from concerts given in 2007 and 2008.
The cd contains three lengthy chill-out tracks. The 23-minute “Blue One” remains quiet and rather minimal with its repetitive percussion and warm soundscapes, overall ending up as a vintage/modern “Schulzian-affair”.
“Blue & Red” is the most “alive” and melodic piece on the album, a slowly curling affair of airy solo voices (with quite some use of pitch control) piano and electronic cello/flute sound over an ongoing minimalist sequence, of which the percussion gets louder as the piece evolves.
For me, the highly improvised music of “Blue” isn’t convincing, varied and spicy enough, although Berliner School fans will sure find something of their liking here.
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