Following the resonating success of their initial collaboration, the TLF Trio—comprising Danish cellist Cæcilie Trier (CTM), pianist Jakob Littauer, and guitarist Mads Kristian Frøslev—reunites on Latency with electronic music legend Moritz von Oswald for the follow-up to their debut album, ‘Sweet Harmony’.
TLF Trio, along with Moritz von Oswald, once again delves into the realm of chamber music, this time with two new songs further exploring the intricate acoustic dynamics of their instruments with electronics. As the second instalment in this musical journey, ‘New Songs & Variations’ builds upon the minimalist, sculptural, and narrative qualities of its predecessor, weaving a tapestry of expressive and plural voices.
Moritz von Oswald, a central figure in the electronic music scene since the early 90s, brings his wealth of experience to the project, reinterpreting two of TLF Trio’s previous works. From his early days as a classical percussionist to groundbreaking collaborations in the techno sphere, von Oswald’s influence has left an indelible mark. His role in co-founding Basic Channel/Rhythm & Sound/Maurizio and contributions to the Berlin-Detroit-Chicago axis have defined various strains of modern music.
‘New Songs & Variations’ not only captures the rich history and influence of Moritz von Oswald but also showcases his ongoing exploration into classical, experimental, and improvisational contexts. From recomposing Ravel and Mussorgsky’s music for Deutsche Grammophon to acclaimed collaborations with jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær, composer Laurel Halo, or Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, von Oswald’s versatility continues to evolve.
TLF Trio and Moritz von Oswald invite listeners to embark on a sonic journey that bridges the past and the present, mirroring the transformative essence of Louise Lawler’s distorted image, which graces its cover—a testament to the delicate fluidity and shape-shifting nature of the music contained within.
Moritz von Oswald
Mads Kristian Frøslev
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Kassian Troyer at Dubplates & Mastering
Honest Jon’s, The Orchard
Claus Haxholm (beat on song 2)
Louise Lawler. Formica (adjusted to fit, distorted for the times, slippery slope 2), 2011−2012−2015−2017. As adjusted for Latency. Courtesy the artist and Sprüth Magers.