Album highlight : Die Hochstapler / The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog
Pierre Borel – alto saxophone
Louis Laurain – trumpet
Antonio Borghini – double bass
Hannes Lingens – drums
After devoting their debut to the concepts of Anthony Braxton and Ornette Coleman and inventing the collective alter ego Alvin P. Buckley as the mastermind behind their second album, Die Hochstapler have with their third release offiially declared Alvin P. dead and arrived at a music entirely their own.
Umlaut is a European music collective born 2004 in Stockholm, and currently based in Berlin, Stockholm and Paris. “Transformation of sound” is our motto and we gather people around this idea, releasing albums, setting up shows, discovering new exciting artists and playing music together. Umlaut has released more than 30 albums and set up international festivals since 2009. We believe in spreading a music that is too rarely shared and discovered; at the same time we’re strongly convinced in the principle of undividing contemporary musical practices and getting rid of restrictive labels.