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The Wire Tapper 49

Track 7

IQ+1. Photo by Anna Baštýřová



From Conversaphone Plus

(Mappa Editions)

The current line-up of all star Czech improv band IQ+1 – George Bagdasarov, Veronika Hladká, Jaroslav Tarnovski, Petr Vrba and Michal Zbořil – adheres to the philosophy of total improvisation, mixing acoustic violin, trumpet, Indian harmonium with analogue synths, bubbling electronics and field recordings “from the far edge of the galaxy”.