We Know Not What We Do Christian Lillinger, Petter Eldh, Peter Evans, Wanja Slavin
- 2Body Decline05:05
- 4Alan Shorter04:54
- 5Trio Amok04:05
- 6Enbert Amok05:18
- 7The New Portal06:26
- 9A Run Through the Neoliberalism04:03
Info for We Know Not What We Do
You are gonna love this quartet", writes American journalist Kevin Whitehead. "This quartet was preceded by the Starlight trio of the Berlin players Christian Lillinger, Petter Eldh and Wanja Slavin, but Peter Evans is obviously a full partner in a new band. He brought some prime material, and shows uncanny range. His improvising is airy and abstract, tuneful, and tinged with the blues. His lines and Slavin's can be disarmingly lovely; the blend is bright and fizzy.
The rhythm section is earth to their air: the nutty precision of abstract beat music echoes in Eldh's eloquent stutters and way of covering highs and lows in a single line, and in Lillinger's clarity at high speed; his sticks on snare can sound like dried peas poured on a metal sheet, every stroke distinct.
Yeah, they're all great, but this music is about how they come together, showing creative tradition some crazy love: amour run amok. Kevin Whitehead, Liner notes
Christian Lillinger, drums
Petter Eldh, bass
Wanja Slavin, Saxophone
Peter Evans, trumpet
Recorded in May 2016 by Marco Birkner at Studio H2 in Berlin, Germany
Mixed in February 2017 by Marck Fuck
Mastered in February 2017 by Klaus Scheuermann
Produced by Amok Amor and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt
The structure and form you will find in the music of this group are always the product of circumstance more than will. There are plans and there are compositions but everything is executed with an energy concentrated to progress quickly through the given information in order to maintain a constant flow. In that process something new always emerges, always different.
This is urgent music. Amok Amor surveys the threats and prospects of music in our world today.
The music is aggressive yet gentle. Bla bla bla bla bla. The world is changing, but this music will survive.
Amok Amor is essential listening for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race and is wondering where to find a ray of hope.
This album contains no booklet.