Andrew Bernstein – a presentation (Hausu Mountain, CD/MC/digital)

In mid-May, US-born Andrew Bernstein performed his new album »a presentation« on stage in Berlin with the newly founded In Flux Ensemble. It fits well into the context of the local scene: similar to Zinc & Copper or The International Nothing, the saxophonist uses brass instruments with just intonation in the context of long compositions for pieces that develop peculiar inner dynamics. The three compositions on the album are characterised by internal tensions and seem to develop a life of their own over their course. The loss of control, however, seems to be exactly what makes it so fun for Bernstein—and not only him!