The Malstrom devours everything in its reach, be it light, sound or matter.
It sucks everything into its vortex, drawing it deeper and deeper into the very center of the Malstrom.
But what do you find at the core, at the very bottom of the swirl? The eye of the storm?
A void, sheer nothingness? Is it a place of calmness that contrasts the furious edges?
Does the Malstrom ever end?
"Axel Zajac, Salim Javaid and Jo Beyer are creating more colors and room for association than you might think by seeing the lineup with guitar, saxophone and drums. Their joy with destruction transforms their music into a humourous commentary
on the possibilities of contemporary jazz."
- Redaktion JazzZeitung, March 2015
"What Malstrom does is beyond any classification: a high voltage heavy-metal-hardrock-freejazz-experiment, a sudatory rush of senses and an excessive play with the elemental forces of music."
- Dorothea Walchshäusl, Passauer Neue Presse, March 2015
"One of the performing bands was Malstrom, a trio with an exceptional lineup. A saxophonist, a guitarist and a drummer interpreted their own original compositions like "Eine Wiese mit bunten Blumen drauf". [...] Beautiful, melodic passages were counteracted with experimentally associative ones, entrenched listening habits were vaporized."
- Tom Bullman, NOZ, July 2014