Asasello reloaded: after their breathtaking GENUIN debut, the four string quartet rebels are now going one better. For not only is their performing art sensational, but one is repeatedly left speechless over their choice of repertoire. And whoever might associate oriental with Seraglio romanticism and Janissary music is barking up the wrong tree entirely. Challenging, passionate and without compromise, the works on this album utterly besiege us. Views from the Orient and onto the Orient by Atac Sezer, Matthias Pinscher and the grand old man of Turkish music, Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Sensational!
"... the members of the Cologne-based Swiss Asasello Quartet are technically excellent, and bring total commitment and belief to every note they play."
Phillip Scott - Fanfare - September/October 2014
Repertoire ***** Sound **** Interpretation *****
Burkhard Schäfer - Ensemble magazine (Germany) - June/July 2014