At the end of the '90s and into the new century, a good many avant-garde electronic music improvisers began moving toward sparser and more minimal sounds, as perhaps best exemplified by artists who became increasingly involved in generating barely audible, gradually evolving sine waves. Not so Konk Pack, a trio of improvisers whose music is often dense, propulsive, and highly dynamic. At times the band may operate at the threshold of silence, but such moments are usually interrupted by sound barrages of volcanic intensity. Analog synth player Thomas Lehn, drummer Roger Turner, and multi-instrumentalist Tim Hodgkinson first performed together as Konk Pack at the Szuenetjel Festival in Budapest in May 1997, and from the outset discovered that they possessed both the technical skills and natural empathy required to produce compelling sonic adventures. The trio's freeform improvised music is noisy and filled with constantly changing details; on Big Deep, Konk Pack's initial CD recorded live in Tilburg, Brussels, and Rome, the musicians keep the proceedings interesting by rapidly moving forward and never dwelling too long on a particular sound combination.