lamenti dall’infinito

“If this quartet most resembles a jazz band among these Berlin recordings, it might be in its speculative assembly. […] It’s akin to a novel, Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch, designed with multiple reading sequences, or Nanni Balestrini’s Tristano, in which the order of paragraphs is different in every single copy.”
—Stuart Broomer (liner notes)

Audio excerpt


Liz Allbee trumpet
John Butcher tenor and soprano saxophones
Ignaz Schick turntables, sampler, electronics
Marta Zapparoli tapes, reel to reel tape machine, antennas

Recorded at Ausland, Berlin, 2019
Recording Andrew Levine
Editing and mixing John Butcher
Mastering Andreas “Lupo” Lubich

Liner notes by Stuart Broomer

LP design by Yaqin Si
Inner sleeve photography by Cristina Marx/Photomusix
Manufacturing by Daniel Klotz/Die Lettertypen