Unadulterated and pure jazz of the present time, which will engrave itself in our memory as it flies around among the stars.
No irony, no quotes, no intellectual theatricality, just sound and technique.
Philipp Gropper's saxophone does not have the smooth schmaltz of times past. It sounds edgy, yet never cold, because his motivic ideas are often of a spherical melancholy. The sound of PHILM is dense and fast and still has a lot of air, it is allowed to float and allowed to fade out. Philm succeeds in elastically interlocking improvisation and composition.
Philipp Gropper (ts, comp), Elias Stemeseder (p, synth), Robert Landfermann (b), Oliver Steidle (dr)