20 dicembre 2012

In attesa dell'intero box - ora previsto per febbraio 2013 - compilato per festeggiare il trentennale, Christoph Anders, Chris Cutler e Heiner Goebbels ci ricordano com'era un tipico (?) concerto dei Cassiber nel periodo 1987-1992, nella formazione a tre: The Way It Was.

"These are great recordings that paint the best – and most devil-take-the-hindmost – picture of this extraordinary, groundbreaking band. The sound is exemplary and the music constantly thinks around corners. Plus you have all the complexity and serendipity of live interaction and spontaneous rearrangement; you can hear the band is having a good time, even when some of the sounds seem to come out of nowhere. It’s a radical programme, all the more so for its shifts between organised noise, rhythmical intensity, lyricism, cultural debris and semantic complexity. OK I’m biased, but when I finished putting this together it was like finishing a new Cassiber CD and, arguably, the best of them. You really get a picture of what the group was made of. There’s also the pleasure of guests Dietmar Diesner and Rene Lussier on two tracks." (Chris Cutler)