Extraordinary line-ups are nothing unusual, just as little as improvising ensembles are extraordinary. There is plenty of everything. As well there is plenty of nothing. But to name the 'not-yet' in the present musically is a rare art. That's exactly what ctrl succeeds in. ctrl explores the extra- in the ordinary, discovers what's special in the general and enables us to experience the unknown in what we (seem to) know. This is where the sacredness of everyday grind and the power of anticipation rules. ctrl means to ask, to think, to dare: and all that refreshingly neurotical, plasmatic, subtle, consistent.

Burkhard Stangle