Raphael Malfliet – electric bass & compositions
Karin De Fleyt – flutes
Leonhard Huhn – clarinets & alta saxophone
Elisabeth Coudoux – cello
Frantz Loriot – viola
Cécile Broché – violin
Elena Kakaliagou – horn
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø – trombone
Carlo Costa – drums & percussion
Toma Gouband – percussion
All tracks composed by Raphael Malfliet
Produced by Raphael Malfliet
Co-produced by Todd Neufeld
Recorded May 24th, 2018 at MotorMusic, Mechelen.
Edited by Jonas Everaert
Mixed by Maarten Buyl
Mastered by Luis Bacque
Design by Pauline Scharmann.
“LE10 18-05 is a single minded immersion into the sound of each instrument of the ensemble, including those which remain silent. The sound is the sum of what is being played and the breathing, vibrating presence of those who stay ‘at the edge of darkness’, as Sciarrino would say.
This is austere music, but very hedonistic nonetheless, with a granular surface and occasional hints of a Scelsian drive, and is beautifully recorded.
Never giving in to predictable behaviors or obvious archs, the ensemble illustrates each individual gesture in its transformation into a collective action. Not your typical ‘trombones will be trombones’ kind of record.”
-Giacomo Merega, electric bassist and composer