Recent Listening: Two Couples

Small Moments

Karolina Strassmayer & Drori Mondlak—Klaro, Small Moments (Lilypad) In their third album together, their second as co-leaders, the spaciousness and delicacy of Karolina Strassmayer’s alto saxophone meld with the understated power of her husband Drori Mondlak’s drumming. The results are creative tension and whirling currents of surprise beneath the often-placid surface of music made by the spare combination of saxophone, drums, guitar and bass. Strassmayer is Austrian. Mondlak is an … [Read more...]

Compatible Quotes: Couples

One's not half of two; two are halves of one. ― E.E. Cummings Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant. From all things one and from one all things. —Heraclitus What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories … [Read more...]