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ARTIST
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Trembling Air
FORMAT
LP

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OP 036LP OP 036LP
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RELEASE DATE
3/4/2016

Hungarian electroacoustic duo 12z (pronounced "one two zed") present Trembling Air, an eclectic collection of intricate, improvisatory tone poems. As pure improvisers, Bálint Szabó and Márton Kristóf have constructed a substantial body of work, including film scores, studio recordings, and a significant archive of 12z [sessionz] -- weekly improvised jams with a shifting cast of collaborators. These [sessionz] were compiled into a self-released podcast, released following their 2013 self-titled debut on Hungarian label Farbwechsel. Not to mention their live work, which is the foundation of 12z's craft and artistry. With Szabó on guitar, Kristóf on electronics, and guest member Áron Porteleki often joining on drums, they fluctuate between jagged rhythmic passages, floating moments of harmonic tension, and any other form that emerges, always chiseling structure from the chaos. Trembling Air marks another direction in 12z's work, as their first entirely electronic recording. The album was sparked by György Pálfi's 2014 film Free Fall, for which it was recorded as a potential score, but stands strong independently, conjuring its own strange images.