Trost presents the first vinyl edition of Sprawl, the intense and beautifully harsh collaborative project of drummer Michael WertmÃ¼ller (16-17, Alboth!, Full Blast), originally released on CD in 1997. Remastered and re-cut by WertmÃ¼ller and Alex Buess. The original release of this work marked the beginning of Trost's cooperation with Peter BrÃ¶tzmann, after they organized an Alboth! show with WertmÃ¼ller. WertmÃ¼ller's intention for Sprawl was to gather the musicians he appreciates most and has worked with in various contexts for a special one-time recording project. The main idea was to create an album that incorporates the rough energy of "Machine Gun" based on improvisation, the electricity of 16-17, and the application of experimental recording techniques that give the album it's own, very special feeling. Alongside WertmÃ¼ller and European free jazz legend BrÃ¶tzmann, the project includes New York-based bassist William Parker, one of the most important US free jazz bassists and a long-time collaborator with Cecil Taylor, Charles Gayle, Rashied Ali, and others; saxophonist Alex Buess, frequent collaborator with British musician and producer Kevin Martin and member of Paul SchÃ¼tze's Phantom City, ICE, GOD, Cortex, and 16-17; and guitarist Stephan Wittwer, who has played with IrÃ¨ne Schweitzer, RÃ¼diger Carl, Radu Malfatti, Cowwf-Quintett, Sludge 5-0, Red Twist & Tuned Arrow, and Polyphonie ZÃ¼rich. Peter BrÃ¶tzmann: tenor and baritone saxophones; Michael WertmÃ¼ller: drums; William Parker: bass; Alex Buess: electronics, reeds; Stephan Wittwer: guitar.
01. Marter der Metalle
02. Zweites Purgatorium
04. Erstes Purgatorium
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.