Recorded in 1994
Hubert Dupont bass Benjamin Henocq drums
|1/||High Steak||Hubert Dupont||7:37|
|2/||Slices (dedicated to Steve Lacy)||Benoît Delbecq||7:08|
|3/||Le pas suspendu||Benjamin Henocq||5:14|
|4/||N'être ou ne pas naître||Benoît Delbecq||5:59|
|10/||Comme si||Hubert Dupont||2:50|
|12/||High Steak bis||Hubert Dupont||5:24|
Recorded on November 1994 at Studio Cactus, Marseille. Engineer: Christian Noël.
Producer: Collectif Hask.
Photo & covert art: Jules G.
The tone, articulation and overall conception apparent in Kartet's jazz/improvised music indicates B classical roots. The impression is further reinforced by the group's regular and effective use of rich, contrapuntal webs, a vital aspect of contemporary "straight" music.
Unfortunately, their individual stylings aren't as striking as their varied, mostly interesting, vividly realized constructs which, on the opener (and it's closing reprise) and Slices, dedicated to Steve Lacy, are downright ambitious.
Milo Fine (Cadence Vol. 22 No. 2, 2/96)