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Irving, Tony  / Massimo Magee: The Fog [CASSETTE] (Astral Spirits)

London scene free players since the 90s, drummer Tony Irving and alto saxophonist Massimo Magee, both of the improvisation duo Ascension, meet in the studio to record seven distinctive and quirky dialogs of strong technical skill, Irving often thundering over Magee's strangling runs and melodic diversions and asides; powerful and unpredictable.
 

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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS059
Squidco Product Code: 25469

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded at New River Studio, in London, England, on January 25th, 2017.


Personnel:

Tony Irving-drums

Massimo Magee-alto saxophone

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track listing:


SIDE A



1. Blinking, Wheezing, And Choking 5:51

2. The London Particular 10:00

3. A Sooty Spectre 10:59

SIDE B



1. With A Haggard And Unblest Air 6:34

2. Pea Super 8:18

3. Anthropocene Shuffle 11:05
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London scene free players since the 90s, drummer Tony Irving and alto saxophonist Massimo Magee, both of the improvisation duo Ascension, meet in the studio to record seven distinctive and quirky dialogs of strong technical skill, Irving often thundering over Magee's strangling runs and melodic diversions and asides; powerful and unpredictable.


Artist Biographies:

"Tony Irving formed the improvisation duo Ascension in London in the 90's latterly with former Skullflower and Whitehouse guitarist Stefan Jaworzyn. He has played with Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Pat Thomas, Lol Coxhill amongst others and recorded a CD with British Jazz legend Paul Dunmall. In an augmented line up as Descension with Simon Fell and Charles Wharf they almost caused a riot supporting Sonic Youth in London. Since 2005 Irving has been residing in Brisbane where he has been building percussion guitars."

-Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/275690009172513/)
6/6/2018

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"Massimo Magee is a writer, artist and musician based in London. His work is wide-ranging, including fiction, text art, sound and image digital art pieces, experimental music (improvised, composed and everything in between), free jazz, radically extended saxophony, electronics, data manipulation and much more. He has performed internationally and had recordings released in the USA, UK, France, Poland and Australia with musicians such as Eddie Prévost, Hankil Ryu, Sangtae Jin, Keith Rowe, David W Stockard, Tony Irving (Ascension), Christian Munthe, Lee Noyes, Matt Earle, Adam Sussmann, Elliott Dalgleish, Michael Pisaro, Jim Denley, Dale Gorfinkel, Barre Phillips and many more on labels such as Homophoni, Copy For Your Records, Kendra Steiner Editions, Ilse, Ideal State, Audiotong, Factor Vac and others. Ensembles have included Cyclone Trio, Apocalypse Jazz Unit, the Magee/Green/Fowler-Roy Trio, MTJAM and many ad hoc groups. His Manifesto (New Unities) has recently been published."

-Cafe Oto (https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/massimo-magee-ken-ikeda-joshua-weitzel/)
6/6/2018

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