"I.Trio, Triosom: Jazz-rock threesome from Europe led by guitarist Jan Trösch, who dares to ask the musical question “Can one shred tastefully?” Answer is, against all odds, kinda yes. Strange time signatures here and there but mostly spicy fusion with neo-feedbacky and overdriven computer noise touches. Very reminiscent of Pat Metheny Trio stuff except with a couple different variations like “let’s weird things up with synths” (”Triosom” itself) and “let’s sound as much like African guitar groovemeisters as we can” (”Istanbul”). Very enjoyable, grows on me every new listen like a fungus, might be some kind of genius hiding there in Switzerland."
Three unique musicians met. The rich in emotions songs of the guitar-player and composer, Jan Trösch, are the sources of this inspired trio. Fresh guitar sounds, complex harmonic and rhythmic ideas define the founder’s features. Not only acts the Band softly but also loudly. This trio expresses a wide range of musical moods. The stylistic bandwidth extends from soft and moony sounds to sharp and expressive ideas. The bass-player, Pierre Sottas, brings to the band his solid rhythmic skills as well with his characteristic improvisation know-how. The drummer, Urs Wittwer, provides a rhythmic and colorful base for the band. The result of this collaboration is a mellowness of Rock, World and Jazz music. It’s a musical journey, which is hard to categorize. This trio definitely found its own voice at the present time.
released March 1, 2009
All songs composed by Jan Trösch
Produced and arranged by i.Trio
i.Trio is :
Guitar : Jan Trösch
Bass : Pierre Sottas
Drums : Urs Wittwer
Recording and mixing : Marc Champod at Alzac Studio, Montreux, Switzerland.
Mastering : Estudio Arsis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Design and artwork : Simon Kauer, Bern, Switzerland