This album lives at the fringes of the storm’s eye. The volatility of improvisation exerts its will upon the pieces, battering them in all directions. Meanwhile, a melodic tranquility hangs tantalizingly at the edges of things, even momentarily taking control. Pianist Luca Sguera’s quartet guides the warring influences into an uneasy alliance, where conflict and cohesion both play their part in a state of contradiction that yields an unending supply of intense sonic feedback.
ENG daily.bandcamp.com, Dave Sumner (feb.2019)