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It isn't really what it's like

by Canaries on the Pole

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Isn't it? 09:55
Really? 26:22
What is it? 13:08
Like it? 08:04


The German-Belgian quartet delights its listeners since 2001 with subtle, absurd, humorous, exciting and varied music, which the ensemble creates at the moment/on the spot in a unique and unrepeatable event. All four musicians have travelled internationally in the realms of contemporary improvised music for decades, and draw from the deep well of their musical skills and artistic experience. They are making use of the whole palette of sonic design material from sound to noise to melody and abstract form.

So lean back, listen and enjoy putting yourself in the hands of those experienced and risk-taking guides to discover secret sonic places and unknown terrain.


released October 1, 2023

Jacques Foschia clarinet, bass clarinet, shakuachi
Mike Goyvaerts - percussion
Christoph Irmer violin
Georg Wissel augmented alto sax and clarinet

all music by Foschia, Goyvaerts, Irmer, Wissel
recorded by Stefan Deistler at LOFT, Cologne, 07.09.2022
mixed and mastered by Stefan Deistler
cover motiv „warte warte" stencil printing 2013 by Ulla Riedel
graphic design by Georg Wissel


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