Said about Michael

“It´s difficult to ascertain what comes from the bass and what from the space, but Duch´s ability to shift from one pitch to another slightly altere done so seamlessly allows this work to blossom outwards in a warm glow. As extraordinary a solo bass disc as you are likely to find.” Richard Pinnel, The Wire, February 2015 (Review Michael Francis Duch, Tomba Emmanuelle)

“Easily one of the finest solo bass recordings I’ve ever heard. Mandatory listening.” Brian Olewnick, Just Outside Blog, October 16 2014 (Review Michael Francis Duch, Tomba Emmanuelle)

“Recorded in the mausoleum of Norwegian sculptor/painter Emmanuel Vigeland, it soundtracks venturing over the threshold into the underworld itself.” Kieron Tyler, The Arts Desk, November 7 2014

“Masterful performances of the avant-garde composer’s early, pioneering works” Uncut February 2011(Review Tilbury/Duch/Davies, Cornelius Cardew Works 1960-70)

“So what happens when an already top-notch improvisor, double bassist Michael Francis Duch, responds to that same material? (…) Duch throws himself into a hard-foutht dialogue with these composers’ liberating notational pictograms.” The Wire 322, December 2010 (Review Michael Francis Duch, Edges)

“Med kvartetten Lemu­r vi­s­er Du­ch at han ogs­å kan s­pi­lle fri­i­mpro s­å fli­s­ene fyker. (…) Ti­l noe s­å s­malt s­om en bas­s­­s­oloplate å være, er Edges en u­tmerket pres­entas­jon av denne mu­si­kken.” Morgenbladet 10.12.2010

“(…) Duch tackling a number of open scores with remarkable commitment.” Cyclic Defrost 03.12.2010

“Hans instrumentella färdigheter kompletteras med nyfiket sökande och en mycket träffsäker känsla.” Svenska Dagbladet, 17.11.2010


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