Black Motor have seven CDs of their own out and eight years gigging together. They cite Brotzmann, Ayer, and Rashied Ali as prime influences. With this four-way conjunction that includes Pohjola, I hear also the infuence of early Garbarek, Stanko, Vesala and perhaps middle-period Ornette/Cherry. Black Motor began collaborating off and on with Pohjola in 2009 and continue to do so today. This CD, of course, is a documentation of what they are up to.
It's a bracing set of numbers, mostly originals by Pohjola and Rauhala, and some beautiful free synchronicity and lucid eloquence from all four, sometimes simultaneously, other times with a more classical sort of solo-rhythm breakdown.
These are excellent players creating some very magical avant jazz. I am impressed!