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  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Records
  • UPC 0608917343922
  • Catalog number CR 73439
  • Release date 10 February 2017
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About the album

The Australian trio Trichotomy returns with The Known and the Unknown on Challenge Records. In a distinct step into new territory electronic sounds merge with acoustic improvisations, while the complexity of their compositions and group improvisations are balanced by graceful melodies and rich harmonies. Vivid and bright, it is a compelling listen. Inspired by a diverse range of influences from Aphex Twin to Vijay Iyer, and Tortoise to The Bad Plus, trichotomy's music combines a dense rhythmic focus with the melodic clarity of a Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, or the modern European jazz of Tord Gustavsen and Nik Bartsch. Compositions often find a fine balance between heavily notated sections and completely free improvisations. The Knowna nd the Unknown is an apt description of the material the trio brought to the studio to record in 2016, but more importantly it is a representation of the push and pull within improvised music. The music cannot exist without both, and both must

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