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Hely are a piano and drums duo, based in Zürich, Switzerland, consisting of Lucca Fries (piano) and Jonas Ruther (drums). The music they propose could just as well be the bastard child of trance-inducing West African drumming traditions and the minimalistic, contemporary, European, post-classical and experimental sensibilities – if the two were ever to cross-pollinate and were presented in the form of an immersive soundtrack. They are masters of improvisation who mine the present moment for its hidden truths and craft temporary, sonic spaces out of the fabric of space-time sculpted into staccato piano riffs and ecstatic waves of percussion.