All in their twenties, the four young men are currently a top tip on the Swiss jazz scene. Whether flowing calmly along or sweeping weightlessly through the expanses of ambient soundscapes, whether the concentrated energy of free improvisation shatters the song structure or eruptive clusters of sound and hard-edged grooves emphasise the physical aspects of the music, the multi-layered sound art of District Five is compellingly direct and builds up a hypnotic momentum.
District Five are:
Xaver Rüegg - double bass, synth bass
Paul Amereller - drums, electronics
Vojko Huter - electric guitar, synth, vocals
Tapiwa Svosve - alto saxophone, synth, vocals