Ester Poly (CH) are going to present their Debut Album PIQUE DAME (Ikarus Records/URGENCE DISK RECORDS/Unrecords 2017).
Support: Susanna Gartmayer (Vienna)
— ESTER POLY (Zurich/Chur/Geneva)
Ester Poly consists of bassist Martina Berther and drummer Béatrice Graf, both also active in various formations and different genres.
«A clash of two women from different generations and genres, exploding the chains of traditional music styles.The bass strikes angry orgies of distortion with the bow, the drums beat the soul into erotic fields — always edgy with a political message and an antitypical attitude. Is that jazz? Is it Rock'n'Roll? No idea — but definitely Ester Poly!»
Photo: Ralph Kuehne
— SUSANNA GARTMAYER (Vienna)
«Bass clarinettist Susanna Gartmayer is a mainstay of the Viennese improvised music scene.» (Guardian — UK)
«Gartmayer explores every nuance of her pipe, focusing as much on the pitter-pattering muddy ducks and pinball paddling of gasping valves and cored granadilla as the warbling tones exuced by the circular puff of her peers.» (metropolis — single cream — UK)