Friday, 21 Oct. 2011 / Festsaal Messe Basel
A lost property office is a wondrous place. Objects are sometimes turned in, but never missed; sometimes sought, but never found. Rummaging about in music’s lost and found, Stephan Eicher stumbled upon musicians Heidi Happy, Hank Shizzoe and Olivier Koundouno, who then appeared with the master himself to present their dusted off and reinvented treasures. It was a unique concert evening featuring some pieces that may be tarnished, however, with a bit of polish, they still shined. Leading up to this musical potpourri was the soft and mystical Scottish singer KT Tunstall. With the simplest of means, she knows how to create gripping, intense walls of sound, which are not only poetic, but also hard rocking and raw.
Zeno van Essel