With its fearsomely explosive combination of musicians, Spinifex is all about compelling grooves, strong dynamics and challenging improvisations.
Named after a tough Australian species of grass, Spinifex may at first sound like a combination of jazzcore, math-metal and other typically Western contemporary music. However, beneath the surface the listener will discover ancient cyclical rhythms of Turkish and Indian origin.
Semi-structured improvisation and elements of composition using drums, electronics, vintage yamaha keyboard and a drum synthesizer. “The highlight of the first REWIRE festival day was the solo performance by drummer Gerri Jäger, who had wired his kit onto a tangle of electronics. The fact that he knew so well to find his way in a setting in which he processed drums and cymbals and simultaneously operated synthesizers, FX pedals and a mini-keyboard, aroused amazement and admiration. Above all he managed to make exciting music with such virtuosity, and the help of sound engineer Sandor Caron.” Gonzo Circus, Rene van Peer.