\"EA1 EA2\" is a cool, sometimes even a calculated album. It is about reducing and pausing; less free-jazz than the debut. Like in \"d.b. track\" where the nervous shimmering of electronic noises flows into the warmth of a swelling trombone. \"cool jazz\" - that\'s what the press was reminded of.
In some directions \"EA1 EA2\" is the consequent follow-up to The Tied & Tickled Trio\'s self-titled first album. It isn\'t a minor intensive record, but it is intensive in a more introvert manner. The different influences of The Tied & Tickled Trio are clearly separated: Sensitive Jazz without fear of pleasant soundings, noisy but carefully measured electronics and the polyrhythmic drumming of Markus Acher and Casper Brandner, who had both started the Tied & Tickled Trio as a drums-only duo in 1994.
But there was also something new about the debut: \"EA1 EA2\" deals with the recording studio\'s possibilities in a curious and open-minded way. It phrases the difference between the live and the studio situation, which from then on became a challenge for The Tied & Tickled Trio. Seven years later the band has just released film material of one of their recent concerts on their DVD \"observing systems\" on Morr Music as a result of this process: Their concerts are not just a reproduction of their studio recordings and vice versa.