Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Friends
"The sound is full, warm, accessible and guaranteed to suck you in and keep you captivated till the last note has died out. -Stef, Free Jazz Blog"
Mats Gustafsson / Paal Nilssen-Love / Mesele Asmamaw
"Baro 101 totally undermines the notion that improv is a stale, overly-intellectualised genre for Western, coffee-swilling virtuosos. It’s warm and it swings, engaging and challenging at once. This is, to me, what improv should be, -The Liminal"
Gustafsson / Vandermark / Baars / Nilssen-Love
"Recently unearthed, 7", 45 RPM, single, recorded during two 'Saxophone' projects of The Ex in Ethiopia. Features a trio of Ab Baars, Ken Vandermark, and Paal Nilssen-Love, and Mats Gustafsson solo on the B-side. "
Terrie Ex & Xavier Charles
"In May 2009 we went with Silent Block from France who perform with tables full of self-made instruments and experimental electronica. Xavier Charles is one of the members. He is also an incredible clarinet improviser. Suddenly we found ourselves playing in a room in the Baro Hotel and outside in the garden of the Bateau Ivre bar. An adventure. "Addis" means "new". That's how it felt. -Terrie Ex, Wormer 2010"
Ililta! New Ethiopian Dance Music
"The "Ililta" CD is a compilation of this new Ethiopian dance music, recorded with a new generation of singers over the last decade. A cross-selection of the production work of Mesele Asmamaw and some of his close colleagues. Play loud and go for it. —Terrie Hessels"
"This music is unique to this worid. We had to find out more. August 2006, and we were back in Ethiopia. Jeroen took his mobile studio and Emma her camera. We were hoping to find Zerfu to make a recording with him. And we did find him. He agreed to the project, and a few days later, we recorded him in his empty bedroom at home. Beautiful! Enjoy the sounds within! —Terrie Ex - Wormer, November 2007"
Terrie Ex & Han Bennink
"Zeng! is the second duo-CD of drummer Han Bennink and guitar-player Terrie Ex. It contains nine improvisations, recorded at the Jottem Studio in Wormerveer, Holland. The pieces are wild and sweet, manic and relaxed, sonic and swinging, obnoxious and together. A story between two friends who don't make it too easy for each other! -Terp Records"