Trace – London Jazz News

From eerie start in ‘Trace’ you feel disorientated, “a thousand twangling instruments hum” in your ears, the relentless drive of the concert harp broken only by the briefest of pauses.  The clarity of the sound and the easy flow of melodies disguise the often tricky time-signatures.   It would be wrong to describe Fitkin’s music as minimal, he makes complicated sound easy.   Wire harp, concert harp and autoharp are overlaid with moog and electronics. The harp is luminous, pastoral and urban at the same time under Wall’s fingers, she pushes the instrument to its limits and Fitkin’s music allows for a certain steeliness and discordance.   The sound is immaculate.