Despite what some of the (long-winded) blurb about this record has said, "Fetch" is more of the same from the Moritz Von Oswald Trio. Maybe this one's a little more live-sounding, maybe a little more improvised, but it follows exactly the same pattern as the previous albums i.e. four long abstract pieces. In fact, all four tracks run into one another and to be honest (without looking at the CD player display) it's difficult to tell where one ends and another begins. A bit of trumpet on the opener "Jam" gives us just a touch of much-needed warmth. "Club" as the title suggests, is as up-tempo as it gets - but it's hardly going to be filling out the dancefloor of a club near you any time soon. "Yangissa", the track used to trailer the LP courtesy of the Honest Jon's sampler is probably the least accessible track of all.
Needless to say "Fetch" is immaculately well-produced and housed in yet another awesome Will Bankhead sleeve - which probably earns the record another star in itself for attention to detail not seen since the heyday of Peter Saville.
Overall, is it any good? Well, it's experimental. Is it entertaining? Well I'm still forcing myself to listen to it to be honest. There are moments of sonic genius here, but then there are moments of sonic genius on Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" and that's a hell of a lot more entertaining. I can't say I haven't tried with this, but sorry to say that Moritz is a shadow of his former Basic Channel self - check the work of his former BC partner Mark Ernestus instead (also available on the Honest Jons label) - it's loads better than this.
In a word - laboured.