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Engelram Hyper-immersive "zen-funk". Repetitive and minimal instrumental patterns you can listen all day (and literally so, during up to 36-hour live performances!...). What a talented and rigorous bunch of musicians. Reminds me of Dawn of Midi.
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freejazzy A cowbell perfectly put into operaton in Modul 27. Nothing less does one expect from a Swiss band - sorry I couldn't resist. Apart from that Deidre's comment is much more appropriate. Favorite track: Modul 27.
Deidre House
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Deidre House Ronin, the electric iteration of Nik Bärtsch's patented 'zen funk groove' style, gives us another album full of hypnotic grooves. It's fairly sparse and minimal, with the tracks evolving at a glacial pace, but that is not a bad thing when they're filled out with such delicately woven rhythms. Favorite track: Modul 26.
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Modul 27 10:05
Modul 22 16:38
Modul 18 06:45
Modul 26 18:14
Modul 23 12:36


released May 1, 2004

Nik Bärtsch, Prepared Piano, Fender Rhodes
Kaspar Rast, Drums
Björn Meyer, Bass
Andi Pupato, Percussion
Guests: Michael Gassmann, Trumpet, Thomy Geiger, Tenorsax, Sha, Bassclarinet


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Ronin Rhythm Records Switzerland

Ronin Rhythm Records is a label for artists and their creative music between new minimal, funk und ritual groove music. Founded in 2006 by Nik Bärtsch, it supports community oriented independent music production without restrictions. Ronin Rhythm Records supports as a platform new and advanced artists in their long term development. ... more

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