Type_f – the Swiss quartet sounds as if 70s fusion jazz had spent a hot night with neo-soul. On the one hand, demanding rhythms groove, odd time signatures and tense four-note sounds, learned from jazz. On the other hand, the lust for pop breathes lasciviously. Or rather, sinful soul music puffs. As if a certain Dragonball thundercat is jamming with a biting puppy in a New York club. The promising young quartet adds its own splash of colour to the existing jazz scene.
<Type_f> was recorded at the Soundfarm Studios in Kriens by Steffen Peters and mixed by Chris Allen (Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, Cory Wong). The mastering was done by Nate Wood, who is also a musician and worked with Tigran Hamasyan, Kneebody or Donny McCaslin among others. The artwork was created by artist Salomon Wicki and photographer Ernst Kehrli, and the album will be released via Unit Records. Thanks to their debut album, Type_f contribute a refreshing splash of color to the jazz scene, carried by their own style of expression and with virtuosity as their vision.
These songs are a collection of music I wrote in the last years – concept pieces, rhythmic gimmicks, but also processing and friendship served as a basis for it.
Sascha Frischknecht, Type_f