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Varistar: Varistar

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Three men. Three instruments. Cornet, Tuba, Guitar. It would seem these instruments do not even go together. However, Varistar, a trio, is ambitious and courageous because even recordings with more modern instrumentation have problems filling up the space, making a complete statement that does not lose the listener. You might get lost in this but that is not necessarily a bad thing. It would have to be your desire because this music doesn’t slap you, or grab you by the throat; it simply is. Play it and do not think too hard; they are doing the thinking.

A certain direction isn’t the point with Varistar, because it seems to all happen in the moment, epic call and response. Some cornet here, the tuba low and below; the guitar wavering almost invisible at times. The music is lengthy and not particularly inviting. Instantaneous movement. Music for cloudy days with heavy traffic that isn’t moving, but you wait.

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