On Ingar Zach’s “le Stanze,” Zach continues his extraordinary original music making, using percussion and electronics as sources for his compositions. After the remarkable M.O.S. album on SOFA in 2010, le stanze only confirms Ingar Zach’s high level of sound creation and musical form.
“le Stanze” is Zach’s third solo album for Sofa, his fifth in total. And, it is a thing of loveliness.
Ingar Zach is known for his solo work and in groups like MURAL, Dans les arbres, Huntsville to name a few. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in the new generation of exploratory artist from Scandinavia, collaborating with artists as Jim O’Rourke, John Tilbury, Keith Rowe, Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker to name a few. He started the label SOFA together with Ivar Grydeland in 1999 and has released over 70 albums on different labels such as, ECM, Hubro, SOFA, Rune Grammofon.
As a soloist he has released 5 albums, including “le Stanze”, and he has toured North America, Japan, Australia, Europe, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia with his ensembles.
His 2010 solo album M.O.S. was awarded album of the year by Sud Deutscher Rundfunk 2010 and “le Stanze” carries on in the same vein.
There are moments on “le Stanze” of sheer beauty that it carried me through the witching hour of insomnia – with it’s flickering hum of fluorescent bulbs. Just when you think you are down on your luck – this album will remind you that there is beauty to be found in the most unlikely of places.
I found beauty in this album.
The is a fragile worth to the emissions coming from my stereo tonight – I am blessed to have this album. Summoning all Zach can from percussion and electronic wizardry, Zach’s album “le Stanze” is a triumph.
You can ourchase “le Stanze” from the Sofa shop.