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Bassist Pascal Niggenkemper transforms his instrument into a tactile generator of sound

In 2015 Franco-German bassist Pascal Niggenkemper dropped a bracing solo album called Look With Thine Ears (Clean Feed), serving up 13 visceral, aggressively tactile studies of his instrument. With the aid of sharp-edged amplification he revealed a particular genius for sound exploration. Niggenkemper prepared his bass with objects like Styrofoam or sticks, then bombarded it, […]