Shapes & Phases //

Album label: 
Release date: 
Recording location: 
Skansen Lydstudio
Recording date: 
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Mastering technician: 
Guiseppe Ielasi
Mixing technician: 
Guiseppe Ielasi
Recording technician: 
Stein Bratland
  • 1. Blue Shift (02:55)
  • 2. Hutong (01:46)
  • 3. Attractor (14:27)
  • 4. Solitary Wave (04:37)
  • 5. Rigid Motion (03:00)
  • 6. Morphometrics (05:38)
  • 7. Omega Point (02:48)
  • 8. Ellipse (06:46)
  • 9. Die Wohnung (03:11)

As the album title reveals, this music focuses upon shape and form and how it develops with time. Although this is free improvised music, the duo always tries to sustain the mood and direction set from the opening sound. This approach creates an honest expression, free from clichés that could chain the music to any specific connotation or genre.

The sound of the album has been further enhanced in the mixing process by the great Giuseppe Ielasi; accentuating the focal points and revealing the nuances of the interaction between the two musicians.

Paris Transatlantic
"If your personal collection includes Tetuzi Akiyama, Emeralds, Alan Licht, Toshi Nakamura and Oren Ambarchi (Supersilent too, but I guess that goes without saying), you'll certainly enjoy this." -Dan Warburton

Bergens Tidende
"...bygger sterke, varige lydstrukturer" -Stephan Meidell

"Med sin originale innfallsvinkel til det å skape musikk har de to gjennom kollektivet Vertex gitt oss noe de er ganske så aleine om." - Tor Hammerø