So 14.4. – 20:30 h – Eintritt: frei
Peter Van Huffel (as,fx), Roland Fidezius (e-b,fx), Rudi Fischerlehner (dr)
…Thrash-Jazz (eine Mischung aush Free-Jazz, Rock & Punk).

Ground-shaking grooves, hammering rhythms and wailing melodies, layered with explosive noholds-
barred improvisations: GORILLA MASK is a type of sonic madness roaring with a restless,
implacable energy that totters dangerously on the verge of total chaos. They craft spirals of sound
in 4 or 5 dimensions, jabbing you in the ribs as they mess with your brain; the ebb and flow of an
acutely aware trio of musicians who know what they want and know how to get it. Canadian ex-pat
Peter Van Huffel is a saxophonist out of Coltrane, Ayler and Zorn, but he frames his improvisational
forays in the context of a trio with hard rock dynamics, riding the churn of Roland Fidezius‘ frenetic
bass and Rudi Fischerlehner’s pulsating drum kit like a surfer on the biggest wave he’s ever seen.
GORILLA MASK is the product of a constantly active, hyper-intelligent hive-mind of three virtuosos;
their music a mishmash of punk, rock and metal influences rooted in jazz, free-improvisation and
the modern avant-garde. A collision of styles which form the key to the band’s identity. This is bold,
audacious 21st Century improvised music writ huge, with innumerable influences and tendencies,
gritty and urban, intellectual and ready to run a marathon.
– Text adapted from the liner notes to “HOWL!” (2012, Between the Lines) and “Bite my Blues” (2014, Clean Feed) by Dave Wayne (Santa Fe, NM, USA)


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