Listen to a track from a forthcoming collaborative album between the saxophonist and drummer
Daniel Spicer speaks with Rasmussen in The Wire 371: "After an intense few years of non-stop touring and collaborating, Rasmussen breaking through with a handful of vital recorded projects. In 2014, the Manchester-based Efpi label released the self-titled debut album from Trio Riot, in which the Danish alto saxophonist is joined by English tenor saxophonist Sam Andreae and Swiss drummer David Meier. The trio – who first met while studying music in Helsinki in 2009 – blow fresh inspiration into the tired idea of punk jazz, with a brittle, spiky sound and a volatile mix of rigid riffs, fierce free jazz firebursts and chilly textural exploration. It’s an approach that’s seen them forge links with outposts of the UK post-noise DIY community, such as the Singing Knives label and adventurous jazz promoters like Fusebox in Leeds. This aesthetic also hints at Rasmussen’s attraction to intense sonic environments – further proof of which is now being provided by new duos with drummer Chris Corsano and Antwerp based electronic musician and Ultra Eczema label boss Dennis Tyfus."