What happens when one loads the new GENUIN recordings of the Asasello-Quartett with 220 volts? Yes, I know that is an absurd question. But nothing would happen at all anyway, for the reproduction of the three string quartets by Michael Jarrell, Conlon Nancarrow and Rolf Riehm is so energised, is so electrically crackling - the listener gets such goose bumps in front of the sound system - that one cannot imagine any further intensification. It ranges from remote harmonics as if from outer space to hair-raising and colophony-spraying dances on the bridge, from curved time to unleashed speed. Welcome to the future!
Repertoire **** Sound **** Interpretation *****
Hans-Dieter Grünefold - Ensemble magazine (Germany) - December 2013/ January 2014