August 14, 2017
Out Now: Three new albums by DEK Trio
Audiographic Records presents the next series of albums on its Systems vs. Artifacts, digital download imprint- three albums by the new improvisation unit, DEK. ThE trio's first recording, "Burning Below Zero," was released by Trost in January of 2017; it received 4 stars from The Free Jazz Collective and was called "a striking debut" by Wire magazine. Now Elisabeth Harnik (piano), Didi Kern (drums), and Ken Vandermark (reeds) present the following series of documents: "CONSTRUCT 1: The Stone," "CONSTRUCT 2: Artacts," and "CONSTRUCT 3: Divadlo 29."
CONSTRUCT 1 was recorded in concert during Ken's Stone residency in New York City during January of 2016. CONSTRUCT 2 and 3 were recorded during DEK's March 2017 tour in Europe, at the Artacts Festival in St. Johann, Austria, and at the Divadlo 29 performance space in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Each of these albums reveal different aspects of the bands's distinctive musical universe, one that cross pollinates Elisabeth's work as an internationally acclaimed new music composer, Didi's profile on the European underground rock scene, and Ken's two decades of activity around the globe, touring, recording and collaborating with dozens of world renowned musicians, artists as diverse as Getachew Mekuria and John Tilbury. The combination of their varied backgrounds and open musical curiosity has developed an extraordinary group aesthetic- inclusive, expressive, and instantaneous. In his DEK review for Wire, Stewart Smith also stated, "I can't wait to see where they go next." With the release of these three new documents, Audiographic Records and Systems vs. Artifacts proudly present the future direction for DEK's music.
Construct 1: Stone
Construct 2 : Artacts
Construct 3 : Divadlo 29
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