The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: June 2022

We are part of the list “Best Jazz on Bandcamp: June 2022”, and in very distinguished company!

This is music that’s agitated and rarely sits still, with feet always in motion. Even those times when the Memplex quintet settles into a melody as tranquil as a cat curling up for a nap, it’s only a precursor to more zooming around. Memplex is trumpeter Mario Rom, tenor saxophonist Werner Zangerle, pianist Philipp Jagschitz, double bassist Walter Singer, and drummer Niki Dolp. – Dave Sumner

“Villains” reviewed by musicaustria

A Review by Michael Ternai on

… The quintet allows enough space in its compositions for the creation of a mood and, when the music demands it, also goes to work in a minimalist and restrained manner, as is the case with the grandiose, dreamy opener “Nachtlied”, among others. Similarly, the number “Still Tiring” also invites you to mellow out. On the other hand, the title track “Villains” gets down to business with a really heavy and powerful groove. In general, the band succeeds on the album to set many different musical accents and thus to increase the degree of variety on “Villains”. “Pointlistic”, for example, also passes for a tricky acoustic drum ‘n’ bass number with weird melodies.

“Villains” has become an album that guarantees a captivating and refreshingly different musical experience. The numbers of the five-member troupe ignite from the first second and simply invite you to enjoy. …