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Kuchen, Martin: Det Forsvunnas Namn [VINYL] (thanatosis produktion)

Using baritone and alto saxophones, speakers and an iPod, Swedish improviser Martin Kuchen (Angles, Exploding Customer, UNSK, Looper, &c) takes his listeners on a demented tour of extended technique and curiously unexpected sounds from the saxophone, focusing on textures and non-abrasive approaches to create an abundance of unexpected and oddly engaging, concise improvisations.
 

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All compositions by Martin Kuchen (STIM/ncb), except "Sheer Life Asleep" and "Hippopotami mit Mensch" by Martin Kuchen with recordings made by Chris Watson - "19. Elephants" and "05. Hippopotami" - taken from the album "Outside the Circle of Fire" (TOUCH TO 37). Chris Watson is published by Touch Music/Fairwood Music UK Ltd. "The 5th of December 1931 02.00 AM" is based on the first part of the sarabande from Bach's Cello Suite II, BWV 1008.

UPC: 7320470250716

Label: thanatosis produktion
Catalog ID: THTLP3
Squidco Product Code: 30638

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Sweden
Packaging: LP
Recorded at Klosterkyrkan, in Lund, Sweden, on August 30th, and November 11th, 201, by Jacob Riis.

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"To claim that Lund-based saxophonist Martin Küchen deals with jazz on the new album Det försvunnas navn ( out now via Thanatosis ) is both simplified and almost incorrect. To say that the soundscapes he builds are avant-garde and belong to the abstract improvisational music is closer to the truth, but is also simplified. And Küchen's music is anything but simple. Sure, jazz is reminded of songs like " I " and " The 5th of December 1931 02.00 AM", And the avant-garde attitude echoes throughout the album - not least thanks to Küchen's total disinterest in creating melodies, being compliant or inviting the listener to the obvious. No, Küchen's world is dark and terribly crooked. Moods are at a higher rate than melodies, and the instruments can be used in so many more ways than you think. The darkness and the skew on the plate are reminiscent of Scott Walker's most unpleasant moments in masterpieces such as Tilt and The Drift. Martin Küchen is moving somewhere - in an impressive and hypnotic mix of dark moods and noises."-482 MHz (translated by Google)


All compositions by Martin Kuchen (STIM/ncb), except "Sheer Life Asleep" and "Hippopotami mit Mensch" by Martin Kuchen with recordings made by Chris Watson - "19. Elephants" and "05. Hippopotami" - taken from the album "Outside the Circle of Fire" (TOUCH TO 37). Chris Watson is published by Touch Music/Fairwood Music UK Ltd. "The 5th of December 1931 02.00 AM" is based on the first part of the sarabande from Bach's Cello Suite II, BWV 1008.

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Artist Biographies

"Born 1966; saxophones. Martin Küchen has been active on the Swedish free improvised/free jazz scene since the mid-1990s. He has composed for larger groups, participated in dance projects, performed with different poets and created the music for experimental films. He now collaborates with improvisors all over Europe and USA/Canada. His current collaborations include:

Angles - a new trio with Ingebrigt Håker- Flaten, doublebass, Kjell Nordeson, drums and Martin Küchen, saxophones. Exploding Customer - a free jazz quartet with Tomas Hallonsten trumpet, Benjamin Quigley double bass and Kjell Nordeson drums, which plays mainly original compositions. Sound of Mucus - a trio with the stringchordist Herman Müntzing and Andreas Axelsson, percussion. Unsolicited Music Ensemble - a trio with Tony Wren, double bass and Raymond Strid, percussion. a duo with guitarist David Stackenås. UNSK: Birgit Ulher, Martin Küchen, lise-Lott Norelius and Raymond Strid. Looper - a trio with Greek cello player Nikos Veliotis and Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach."

-European Free Improv Site (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mkuchen.html)
6/12/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. I 10:24

2. The Wind Of The Unborn 2:47

3. Sheer Life Asleep 2:47

4. Unexit Here 3:28

5. Det Forsvunnas Namn 2:31

SIDE B



1. Hippopotami Mit Mensch 2:50

2. Wasser Toten, Luft Toten 4:05

3. Lilla Atem Choir 3:34

4. Ditt Oga I Mitt Oga Sluter Sitt Stjarnvalv 2:19

5. The 5th Of December 1931 02.00 AM 4:51

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