Germinal is the result of the first musical meeting between the spanish pianist, Agustí Fernández, and Norwegian percussionist, Ingar Zach. The release is also the first time the label Plastic Strip moves into contemprorary improvisation music, but when it first got these subliminal recordings in hands, genre or style didn't matter. Fernández and Zach had been talking for a long time to initiate a collaberation, and finally the occasion was there during Ingar's visit in Barcelona in March 2006. Agustí and Ingar recorded for about four hours, and the music they recorded is absolutely 'Germinal' (see Agusti's breaking down of the term under). The release has a genuine, personal character, and the total spectrum of sounds that are being presented, melts together like one instrument.
The musicians focus, makes you think that the two are in possession of a common, unique approach to listening. The music flows in many directions, free of boundaries and genres. The release comes in a 4-page digipack with pictures by the Norwegian contemporary artist Magnus Bjerk, pressed in a limited number of 500 copies only.