MARKUS REUTER

Jazz Related Improv/Composition / Eclectic Fusion / Third Stream • Germany
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Markus Reuter, born in Lippstadt, Germany in 1972.

- 2016 World premieres of the piano piece "His Last Decade" and of "Daimon Fu" for mixed ensemble 2015 Development of "playnotes", a recursive compositional software tool; Stick Men tour in North America, South America, and Europe 2014 world-wide touring with The Crimson ProjeKCt and Stick Men 2014 release of CD/DVD edition of Todmorden 513 as performed by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra 2013 introduction of the umbrella term "Modus Novus" in reference to techniques and attitudes used in Markus' work 2013 "Todmorden 513" world-premiere performance by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra 2013 North America and Europa tours with Stick Men 2013 Japan shows with The Crimson ProjeKct 2012 US tour and Russia shows with the Crimson ProjeKct 2012 US, South America, UK and Europe tours with Stick Men 2011 first long tour with centrozoon 2011 US tour with the Crimson ProjeKct 2011 joins Stick Men (with Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto), tours across South America, Europe and the US 2010 first realization of the classical composition "Todmorden 513" 2009 founds the Touch Guitar Circle 2008 founds Touch
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MARKUS REUTER albums / top albums

MARKUS REUTER Containment album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Containment
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1998
MARKUS REUTER Taster album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taster
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 1998
MARKUS REUTER Older Than God album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Older Than God
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2000
MARKUS REUTER Digitalis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Digitalis
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2000
MARKUS REUTER The Longest In Terms Of Being album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Longest In Terms Of Being
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2001
MARKUS REUTER Reuter / Boddy ‎: Pure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reuter / Boddy ‎: Pure
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2004
MARKUS REUTER Trepanation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trepanation
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2006
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter & Robert Rich ‎: Eleven Questions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Markus Reuter & Robert Rich ‎: Eleven Questions
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2007
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy ‎: Dervish album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Markus Reuter & Ian Boddy ‎: Dervish
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2009
MARKUS REUTER Todmorden 513 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Todmorden 513
Third Stream 2011
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter + Zero Ohms ‎: The Sun Is Just The Sun, But The Stars They Call The Heavens album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Markus Reuter + Zero Ohms ‎: The Sun Is Just The Sun, But The Stars They Call The Heavens
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2011
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter, Thomas A. Blomster ‎: Todmorden 513 Concerto For Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Markus Reuter, Thomas A. Blomster ‎: Todmorden 513 Concerto For Orchestra
Third Stream 2014
MARKUS REUTER 6 Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
6 Reflections
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter, Zero Ohms : From Worlds Unseen A Light Yet Streams A Sound Replete album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Markus Reuter, Zero Ohms : From Worlds Unseen A Light Yet Streams A Sound Replete
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter Featuring Angelica Sanchez And Tony Geballe ‎: How Things Turned Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Markus Reuter Featuring Angelica Sanchez And Tony Geballe ‎: How Things Turned Out
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
MARKUS REUTER Falling For Ascension album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Falling For Ascension
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
MARKUS REUTER Memento album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Memento
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
MARKUS REUTER Winter Solstice EP album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winter Solstice EP
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2018
MARKUS REUTER Monde, Vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monde, Vol.1
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019
MARKUS REUTER Monde, Vol.2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monde, Vol.2
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019
MARKUS REUTER Monde, Vol.3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monde, Vol.3
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019
MARKUS REUTER Gratitude album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gratitude
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2020
MARKUS REUTER Marcus Reuter Oculus : Nothing Is Sacred album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marcus Reuter Oculus : Nothing Is Sacred
Eclectic Fusion 2020
MARKUS REUTER Reuter Motzer Grohowski : Shapeshifters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reuter Motzer Grohowski : Shapeshifters
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2020
MARKUS REUTER Solo Loops July 15 - 31 1999 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Loops July 15 - 31 1999
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2020
MARKUS REUTER Solo Loop Session 09 07 1999 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Loop Session 09 07 1999
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2020
MARKUS REUTER Solo Loop Sessions 11 - 14 July 1999 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Loop Sessions 11 - 14 July 1999
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2020
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter, Fabio Trentini, Asaf Sirkis ‎: Truce album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Markus Reuter, Fabio Trentini, Asaf Sirkis ‎: Truce
Eclectic Fusion 2020
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter, Fabio Trentini, Asaf Sirkis : Truce (Karaoke) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Markus Reuter, Fabio Trentini, Asaf Sirkis : Truce (Karaoke)
Eclectic Fusion 2020
MARKUS REUTER J. Peter Schwalm & Markus Reuter : Aufbruch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
J. Peter Schwalm & Markus Reuter : Aufbruch
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2021
MARKUS REUTER Truce 2 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Truce 2
Eclectic Fusion 2022

MARKUS REUTER EPs & splits

MARKUS REUTER live albums

MARKUS REUTER Star's End album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Star's End
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2011
MARKUS REUTER Live In Bethlehem 2013 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Bethlehem 2013
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2013
MARKUS REUTER Sultry Kissing Lounge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sultry Kissing Lounge
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
MARKUS REUTER Quit Being So Gray album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quit Being So Gray
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
MARKUS REUTER Mundo Nuevo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mundo Nuevo
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2015
MARKUS REUTER Live In Pomona 2016 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Pomona 2016
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2016
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter, Thomas A. Blomster : Todmorden 513 Concerto For Orchestra (World Premiere Performance) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Markus Reuter, Thomas A. Blomster : Todmorden 513 Concerto For Orchestra (World Premiere Performance)
Third Stream 2016
MARKUS REUTER Werkschau Auf Neo FM album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Werkschau Auf Neo FM
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter, Mannheimer Schlagwerk ‎: Sun Trance (World Premiere Performance) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Markus Reuter, Mannheimer Schlagwerk ‎: Sun Trance (World Premiere Performance)
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
MARKUS REUTER Live in Morelia 2016 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Morelia 2016
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017
MARKUS REUTER ProgStock Presents Virtual Series 2020 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
ProgStock Presents Virtual Series 2020
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2020
MARKUS REUTER LTD004 Virtual House Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
LTD004 Virtual House Concert
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2020

MARKUS REUTER demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

MARKUS REUTER re-issues & compilations

MARKUS REUTER Kopfmensch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kopfmensch
Eclectic Fusion 2011
MARKUS REUTER Fool of Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fool of Music
Eclectic Fusion 2016

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MARKUS REUTER Truce 2

Album · 2022 · Eclectic Fusion
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“Truce 2” is the second installment for the Markus Reuter led trio known as Truce. The making of this album was supposed to take place almost two years ago, but with the pandemic and its fallout going down, things got postponed for quite a while. “Truce 1” was mostly free form jazz rock jams in a style somewhat similar to Robert Fripp’s King Crimson circa mid-70s. When Reuter and his crew, Fabio Trentini on bass and Asaf Sirkis on drums, got back together after the long break, they tried to pick up where they left off in a similar fashion, but soon found that they had all changed considerably and this Truce 2 was going to be an entirely different beast. This time around, rather than just playing unedited free jams, the band decided to organize things a bit, and they also indulged in some editing and overdubs as well. The end result is a more powerful and direct musical statement, and the music itself also changed. Although there is still some of the funk-rock jams of the first album present, this second album is much more metalish, industrial, noisy, abrasive and intense. “Truce 2” may have less jazz fusion, but in many ways it’s the better of the two albums. The power and intensity of this music will slam you upside the head for real. Even in this album’s quieter ambient moments, there is a feeling that the damn may break and unleash a torrent at any moment.

Its hard to come up with artists with a similar sound, but maybe some of the more metal oriented John Zorn projects might come to mind, as well as guitar heavy avant-garde fusion groups like Last Exit and Power Tools, as well as Miles’ “Dark Magus” and the 90s version of King Crimson. Although they do hit a groove now and again, much of this album has a constantly shifting focus in which musical ideas are presented for a while and then hastily cast aside for something else. You can listen to Truce 2 many times and still hear things you missed before. Markus is still one of today’s top soloists, and he often reels off Pete Cosey style sheets of rapid fire stinging guitar shrapnel. Band mates Fabio and Asaf have also grown in confidence and offer musical ideas far beyond what happened on their first outing. Sure, some fans are going to miss the more familiar sound of their first album, but give “Truce 2” a chance, it is one helluva a ride, totally devoid of clichés and expectations.

MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter, Mannheimer Schlagwerk ‎: Sun Trance (World Premiere Performance)

Live album · 2017 · Jazz Related Improv/Composition
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Its funny how synchronistic events can be sometimes. I was halfway through reading Mark Prendergast’s informative book on minimalism and ambient music, “The Ambient Century”, when this excellent CD of contemporary minimal music arrived in the mail, Markus Reuter’s “Sun Trance”. For those not yet aware of Markus, he is an imaginative electric guitarist and sound sculptor known mostly for his work with ex-King Crimson alumni in The Stick Men, where he displays his affinity for innovative guitarists such as Robert Fripp, Terje Rypdal and Sonny Sharrock. “Sun Trance” is very much in the minimalist tradition with its repeating motifs and slowly unfolding structure, but thanks to some inventive compositional techniques and inspired playing this CD rises above the sameness that can sometimes mar more generic offerings in the minimal approach.

Reuter composed this piece for the Mannheimer Schlagwerk, an eleven person ensemble that uses a variety of tuned and non-tuned percussion, electronic instruments and a bass clarinet to produce interweaving melodies that Markus eventually begins to solo over. Fripp fans will recognize Reuter’s solo guitar sound as it bears a strong resemblance to Robert’s beautifully sustained tone on “The Heavenly Music Corporation”. The trick to good minimal and ambient music is not letting the use of repetition and slow movement become trite or boring. One clever technique that Markus uses is to occasionally supply complete breaks in the music so that the ensemble can return with a different set of melodic figures. Another helpful element is the drum beat, a very down tempo dub influenced part that is played with enough syncopation and shifting accents that it totally disguises the time signature and keeps things from being too predictable.

MARKUS REUTER Markus Reuter, Fabio Trentini, Asaf Sirkis ‎: Truce

Album · 2020 · Eclectic Fusion
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Although he is also a composer and instrument inventor, in the rock world Markus Reuter is mostly known for his Robert Fripp influenced guitar work in King Crimson related projects such as Stick Men and The Crimson Projek(Ct). On his new album, “Truce” Markus sets out on his own with Asaf Sirkis on drums and Fabio Trentini on bass for some fearless free form avnt psych-rock improvs. The Fripp/Crimson influence is still there, but you can also hear some of the same guitarists that influenced Robert, such as Pete Cosey, Terje Rypdal and Sonny Sharrock. Asaf and Fabio are an excellent rhythm section, and its often Trentini’s hard driving Bill Laswell influenced dubbish melodic bass lines that keep these jams together.

The opening track, titled the same as the album, is the top number with its energetic beat and clearly stated guitar onslaught. On this one Markus makes his case for being one of the top soloists in today’s crowded guitar pyro-technique field. From here the band plows into a couple of slow jams and then on to some somewhat scattered wanderings here and there. On “Let Me Touch”, Fabio tries to get the band back in the groove with a limber Jaco style bass line, but the guitar responds with a less distinct and heavily processed sound. There are good moments all the way to the end, but the tight focus of the opener never really returns.

The make or break for “Truce” is how much you enjoy hearing three very talented rock fusion musicians totally winging it without any pre-determined compositions. Its not easy pulling off a session like this and these three do about as well as anyone could hope to.

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