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Treasures of Light

a Studio release
by
Markus Stauss - Art Genossen Companions

Release Year: 2017

Date Label Catalog # Comments
2017 Fazzule Music FM 0735 2xCD, Digital

Recorde live at One Drop Studio Basel on 24 & 25  Mar 2017.

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 10/12/2017 8:16:00 AM by: Marc

CD 1

  1. Artgenossen - 7:51
  2. Meditations - 10:12
  3. Lost & Found - 7:09
  4. Roundtrip - 10:01
  5. Bijou - 1:56

CD 2

  1. En Route - 9:06
  2. Neues Licht - 12:10
  3. More Patterns - 9:56
  4. Zeit Los - 5:50

Markus Stauss
tenor & soprano sax, flute


Richard Koch
trumpet


John King
electric guitar


Damien Campion
bass


Rémy Sträuli
drums

Reviewed by Marc on 12 Oct 2017


Markus Stauss is very well known for his free/experimental jazz projects that offer very creative and exciting music that may not be easily approachable by everyone. 

Treasures of Light does not fit into this description. In fact I feel that this album should really please fans of mid-seventies Van Der Graaf Generator (circa Godbluff, Still Life...), Markus Stauss' saxophones sounds somewhat reminding me of David Jackson's and John King's guitar style having flavours of Peter Hammill (but also Robert Fripp at times). Early King Crimson flavours (with Mel Collins in the band) also pop up at times.

As usual the music is excellently performed and recorded, with its typical ''live in studio sound''. Great stuff!!

Treasures of Light comes highly recommended indeed. 

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