Dominik Blum


Azeotrop – Noise Grind Metal

Dominik Blum, Hammond Organ, Voc

Peter Conradin Zumthor, Drums




buy the vinyl_LP Bock, DESZPOT #004

The twenty-minute piece 'Bock' by Swiss composer Felix Profos was commissioned by Azeotrop (Blum/Zumthor). The composition consists of six parts and revolves themes like boisterous energy of physical presence, progressive standstill, seeming repetition, indefatigable instisting. 'Bock' is an oeuvre that pushes incessantly forward. It's ostensibly simple, piercing rhythms start to rotate, thus celebrating a striking presence. A composed ritual, written in the name of a deeply mythical creature: goat!
On the album 'Bock' the six composed parts are contrasted and completed with four conceptual improvisations. This energetic ensemble invites the listener to Aceotrop's unique sound universe – dense, intense, playful and powerful.

Listen to: «Horn»


> review by Friederike Kenneweg (pdf)


Pure musical eruption! A creative chain saw carnage, a stormier nightmare, a simmering exhalation, an abysmal erotic spook….quick, virtuosic and brute, but also extremely slow and noisy…

Three modules are leading  AZEOTROP’s music:


  1. and most: freely played sequences
  2. «jingles», composed short and erratic spots by PC Zumthor and Felix Profos
  3. graphic scores by the swiss serialist Hermann Meier, set to music and noise


A stark raving mad jiggering Hammond organist (Dominik Blum from Winterthur, well known as the organist of the experimental band Steamboat Switzerland) delivering the whole of the harmonics by himself using also the two octave pedals to create bass power, and a high-speed drummer outright adrenalin ebullient (Peter Conradin Zumthor from Chur, member of the Freenoise- Band Krakatau and Frachter) make AZEOTROP to a noise grind spectacle of a very particular kind.



CD-Cover 2006


AZEOTROP 2006: Vinyl LP feat. Cäcilia Schüeli, voc
GROB 960

> buy the vinyl_LP 2006