Musica per la radio
a series of concerts conceived for the radio and transmitted exclusively on the radio
The Geneva quartet MASSICOT sounds as if it can barely keep its own energy under control. The no-frills, bone-dry guitar sound oscillates between hypnotically repetitive passages and noisy outbursts. The quartet’s songs are reduced to mere skeletons that burst with intensity. Simone Aubert plays rhythm guitar with a manic energy; Lea Jaecklin coaxes sounds from her violin that have more to do with electronics than with a stringed instrument. Drummer Colline Grosjean works her way from Funk to Krautrock to tropical beats and back. And in addition to her work as a singer, Mara Krastina plays a charming, bright red mini-bass.