In The Gloaming; Lothar Ohlmeier / Rudi Fischerlehner / Isambard Khroustaliov

“After the release of our first album, Hypertide Over Kiribati (2019), we were scheduled to play at the beginning of 2020 in Ausland (Berlin) and at the Kaleidophon Festival of jazz and improvised music (Austria). Both these shows were postponed until 2022, at which point, taking advantage of the suspension in time, we made this recording between these postponed, post pandemic shows, an occasion which was also the first time we had seen each other collectively in 3 years.

The sunny, spring day we recorded it on in Berlin and the other worldly, almost museum like atmosphere of Tito’s cinema recording studio, inspired and influenced our collective music making.

Our sonic conversations unfolded as the day faded. No one got up to turn the lights on, instead, we reveled in the spell that twilight weaved and the quieting world around us. Surroundings that had once seemed so absolute, rigid and certain, seemed to dissolve and unravel in a flow of allusions and enquiry.

The record is a reflection on the fragility of these type of collaborations and conversations, in that it might just as easily have never happened. But it did and in that sense, In The Gloaming serves as a memento to a kind of optimism for the future in the face of so much adversity.”

Releases February 16, 2024

Lothar Ohlmeier : Bass Clarinet
Isambard Khroustaliov : Electronics
Rudi Fischerlehner : Drums

Cover Photograph by Tomoroz

Recorded at Tito’s place, Berlin, 30th April 2022.
Mixed at Rudi’s place, Berlin, 25th & 26th February 2023.
Mastered at Coda to Coda, London.