The End of the Universe
The End of the Universe features Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen, American guitarist Ed Pettersen, and British percussionist Roger Turner in a decidedly experimental recording. One of the interesting feats of this record is that it is often difficult to distinguish whether certain sounds are being produced by Turner on percussion or Pettersen on eight string lap steel. Meanwhile Küchen delights the ear by playing his sax through a soda can at one point. Electronic effects used with restraint create a crisp backdrop for the varied sounds and textures the trio explore as they grow increasingly adventurous.