This was recorded live in 1990 in Switzerland by this trio of Markus Stauss (saxes, electronic wind instrument, extras), Jean Chaine (electric bass & voice) and Dimthingshine (drums & voice). It was originally available only as a 2 LP vinyl set and sold out quickly. It has been unavailable until now when Fazzul Music collected the master tapes and issued the entire 68+ mins on one CD! It was originally billed as 'Jean Chaine & his Ulterior Lux' and the CD reissue retains that indication. However, since Markus wrote almost all of the music on the album, we have slipped it into his catalog. Clearly it is a collaborative effort as the rhythm section plays a very important role in this music, too. The bass playing is second to none, including Chaine's obvious influences. You could probably count amongst those influences Jaco Pastorius, Percy Jones and even Bootsy Collins! This is an avant rock release that rivals the greats of the genre like Curlew or Naked City while still retaining something very European. In fact I hear shades of Gong (David Allen's) and Guru Guru in there as well - for sure! There's some definite humour (ala Zappa) but make no mistake, this is all about the playing! And play they do! Killer bass lines that weave in and out of funk, prog and free-jazz like they were all the same thing. The drumming is also quite solid recalling the likes of Pippin Barnett (Curlew), Lukas Ligeti or maybe like Chris Cutler on steroids! And the sax playing is prime Markus Stauss. For a prog rock fan who'd like to check out this great musician, this is a great place to start. Markus wails like Didier Malherbe at times, vamps like a guitarist or a keyboardist sometimes or really cuts loose like a seasoned jazz player when the need arises! I could compare his playing to lots of jazz greats that you may or may not be familiar with but suffice to say that most people have never heard a sax player like this before! If you already have a taste for avant rock / avant jazz then this is a release you should just love. If you are a rock listener looking for something a little different then this would be a good buy, too. Of course if you are already familiar with Markus' music then this is a must-have disc!