Label: A New Wave Of Jazz
**300 copies** "It’s the classic 'the journey, not the destination' attitude. Dealing with the moment. Dirk Serries, Martina Verhoeven and Colin Webster have a refreshing take on that. They use instruments, but it feels as if they are playing with wood and metal. With breath and touch. They caress, pluck, sigh, thump, blow, push, creak, sputter. There is no obvious order to what they are doing, yet you are aware of a certain concord, an understanding below the surface of what’s there. The openness is a reminder of the autonomy of all the sounds, but is also a way of making you appreciate the amount of trust and intimacy." - Guy Peters
"Serries’ partner-pianist Martina Verhoeven joins the duo of Serries, who sticks here too to the acoustic guitars, and Webster in a studio session captured at the Sunny Side studio in December 2018. The Praxis of this trio is unhurried and sparse, quiet and contemplative. But the improvisations – with its twisted and manipulated sounds, extracted by an array of extended techniques – flow in total freedom and spacious atmosphere, sketching abstract textures that, intentionally, avoid dense, powerful climaxes. Serries, Verhoeven and Webster sound as investigating methodically yet in a highly intimate manner distinct aspects of the timbral horizons of their instruments, apart and together. Throughout the seven short pieces, each breath, touch, pluck, sigh, thump, blow, push, creak or sputter receives the utmost importance., with great focus on detail and control. Fissure brings that strategy to its most impressive result as it suggests hypnotic drone colored in exotic Eastern undercurrents.” - Free Jazz Blog
Performed, recorded, mixed and mastered at the Sunny Side Inc. Studio, Anderlecht (Belgium) on December 15th 2018.
Dirk Serries: acoustic guitars
Martina Verhoeven: piano
Colin Webster: alto sax