Published: 9 June 2020

The Mayfield @ Moers Festival: chunky hardass metal eruption?

"The Mayfield is a new band led by pianist Heiner Goebbels (67), with an unusual line-up of ondes martenot, electric guitar and massive percussion. This was ideal for shifting between spectral minimalism and chunky hardass metal eruption, with young French percussionist Camille Émaille’s kit bolstered by kettle drum, large gong and huge bass drum, primed for detonation. She was the highly impressive new discovery of the weekend. It's been three decades since Goebbels played at the Moersfest, and he certainly made a savagely controlled sonic scar on the proceedings this time around."
Martin Longley / Jazzwise - London