The Dorf – Protest Possible (Umland, CD/digital)

It took three years to work on »Protest Possible,« the new album by the alternative big band The Dorf from the Ruhr area. The pieces, based on texts by Jörn Klare, Laurie Penny, Lisa Danulat, Natascha Gangl and Wolf Kampmann, move back and forth between genres at breakneck speed: rock, Brechtian or Weillian echoes, jazz, pop, new music techniques—all this is jumbled up every minute, reassembled and turned upside down again in the very next piece.