Artist: Tim Story/Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Album: Lunz

Label: Gronland

Good sport can be made of collaborations if we attempt to distinguish who is responsible for each element - trying to recognize what each individual brings to the project. This symbolic calculus is futile on Lunz by Tim Story and Hans-Joachim Roedelius as this album is a bonding of two equals. Devoted friends and musical colleagues for many years, on Lunz the duo's private past becomes the public present. The superficial characteristics of this album are lovely elegaic piano inventions cohabitating with a variety of overt electronic sounds and accents. But beneath the surface, this album is telling us of the exuberance these two share when their musical spirits meet. We hear the shadowy waltz in the distance, but this isn't music to be danced to. The 12 tracks unfold like discoveries as opposed to constructs; giving voice to sorrow, tone to love and are more about the fragility than the power of the human spirit. Art is about absolutes - existing purely; yet our world is full of doubt, uncertainty and irony - to feel all these things through the beautiful music of Story and Roedelius expands the reach of who you are.

- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END   2 March 2003