Robyn Schulkowsky & Gebrüder Teichmann – Time Bends (Noland, 2LP/digital)

»Time Bends« was already released digitally in July, but the Gebrüder Teichmann—Andi and Hans—celebrated the release of the vinyl version of their ambitious collaboration with Robyn Schulkowsky during the Month of Contemporary Music. The duo's techno background is just as noticeable here and there as the versatility of the percussionist, but the eight pieces—recorded live, of course—represent a take on real-time music that is less about driving rhythms than it is about subtle dynamics or dynamic subtleties. It’s about three people doing away with their egos, listening to each other very carefully and filling the space with sound in a calm and concentrated way.