CIA Seven Sins Ensemble: »Never Bet the Devil Your Head«
»Never Bet the Devil Your Head« is the second recording with Madsen’s Seven Sins Ensemble, one of nine ensembles born from Madsen’s Austria-based Collective of Improvising Artists (CIA), an organization he founded in 2007. Madsen’s Gravity of Love, also released on Playscape in 2012, was his first recording with this ensemble.
»I Ching« is veteran pianist/composer Peter Madsen’s ninth release as a leader on the Playscape Recordings label. This duo release is Madsen’s second CD project with Austrian drummer/percussionist Alfred Vogel – a member of Madsen’s Collective of Improvising Artists (CIA) – following Madsen’s Soul of the Underground CD in 2013. This is Vogel’s first date on Playscape as a co-leader, though he has appeared with Madsen on three other Playscape releases.