Oorbeek - Etos
Oorbeek is a seven piece group, with an extended instrument section: from drums to trumpet to toy instruments, voice, electric guitar and bass. So besides the usual rock line up, they also incorporate weird stuff, and weird their music is. Oorbeek cites as influences: overtone singing, Motorhead, improvised music, no wave, Cage, Cardew, Zorn and musical traditions from Mongolia. From all these influences improvised music is most clear one, as they play a very fine set of improvised music in a rather traditional way. Instruments sound as they sound like and not like ‘objects’ as many other contemporary improvisers sound like these days. But in this free improvisation they maintain the influence of free rock and no wave best: a tight rhythm section on bass and drums, which built the fundament of the pieces and the others are free to create whatever madness they find suitable. It’s not always full rock on, but they create with similar means moments of silence and contemplation.