SUBSYSTEM are low tone specialists from the creative underbrush of the Berlin jazz scene. Combining esprit and virtuosity, the two musicians explore the possibilities of baritone saxophone and double bass. The low sounds of the big instruments are rarely heard individually in most musical contexts. In this duo setting they have plenty of space to unfold. Rooted in contemporary jazz, the music branches out on SUBSYSTEMS first CD „Unterholz“ („Underbrush“), veering toward Viennese coffee house, program music, impressionism and folklore. Grown for years in various bands, the organic teamwork of Hinse and Schlichting animates their music with familiarity and spontaneity.
SUBSYSTEM is not only a congenially designed habitat of low sounds: improvisational surprises are always possible.