"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Uncut SEPTEMBER 2015 - by Jon Dale
Krautrock lifer Roedelius' melancholy piano trio
Since forming electronics trio Kluster back in 1969, Hans-Joachim Roedelius has spent his time in pursuit of the melancholy infinite, both with the toytown proto-electronica of his '70s Cluster duo with Dieter Moebius, collaborative projects with Brian Eno, a string of beautiful solo albums, and Qluster, his trio with Onnen Bock and Armin Metz. Tasten features all three members on Steinway grand pianos, and their sympathetic playing often has the album landing within reflective climes. But there's something rigorous and unflinching about the music of Qluster: the sadness that drips from pieces like Spiegel Im Spiegel is timeless.