A collection of guitar, electronic and voice pieces from Anne-James Chaton and Andy Moor, originally released as a series of four seven inch singles here combined into a single CD with 3 bonus tracks.
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Catalog ID: 36U
Squidco Product Code: 17690
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded in the homes of Anne James Chaton and Andy Moor.
Anne James Chaton
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"Andy Moor [aka Andy Ex] (born 1962) began his musical life in Edinburgh, Scotland playing guitar with Dog Faced Hermans, an eclectic group that mixed post-punk energy with traditional tunes and improvisations. In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands after an invitation to join Dutch band The Ex. In 1995 he began another group, Kletka Red with Tony Buck Joe Williamson and Leonid Soybelman, fusing traditional klezmer, Greek and Russian songs with their own styles of playing.
Moor's own background is rooted in the post-punk Britain of the 1980s, but in more recent years he has collaborated with many musicians from varied backgrounds and disciplines. Many of these collaborations are duos, with amongst others Cypriot composer Yannis Kyriakides with whom he performs a set of rebetika songs (urban Greek tunes from the 1920s and 1930s), French sound poet Anne James Chaton, ex bass player from Dog Faced Hermans Colin Mclean, who now works with electronic music and live sampling, Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and writer DJ /rupture, and Lebanese Paris-based saxophonist Christine Abdelnour.
Moor has also begun composing soundtracks for films, working former Dog Faced Hermans vocalist-turned filmmaker Marion Coutts, with Iranian filmmaker Bani Khoshnoudi and US experimental filmmaker Jem Cohen. His latest projects include a quartet with Ken Vandermark, Terrie Ex and Paal Nilssen-Love called Lean Left, a trio with Berlin-based artists and musician Alva Noto and Anne James Chaton called Decade, and a trio project with Anne James Chaton and Thurston Moore called Heretics. In 2013 he began a duo project with John Butcher. Moor lives in Amsterdam at present and continues to be a full-time member of The Ex. He is a founding member of the music label Unsounds, in Amsterdam, with Yannis Kyriakides and Isabelle Vigier."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Moor_(The_Ex))
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1. Derniere Minute 4:18
2. D'Ouest En Est 5:09
3. Princess in a Mercedes Class S 2805 4:29
4. Princess in a Mercedes Class P6 3500S V8 8:38
5. Une Histoire de L'Aviation 3:41
6. Sul Volo 4:21
7. Metro 4:23
8. Not Guilty 6:13
9. Journal d'un Naufrage 5:27
10. Journey on the Pequod 4:19
sample the album:
"Transfer is a collection of poetry guitar music pieces originally released as a series of four seven inch singles based around the themes of transportation and transition; side A constructed from real or factual information and material, side B from fiction and fantasy. Themes were taken more or less directly from news items or literature and film his- tory, from Jules Verne's 'Around the World in 80 Days', the death of princess Diana and Grace Kelly, major plane crashes throughout history, Leonardo da Vinci's musings on aerodynamics, to Agatha Christies 'Murder on the Orient Express'. Next to compiling all the wonderful tracks from the original series on vinyl, this CD includes original new tracks, this time based around Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick' and the sinking of the Titanic. Three bonus tracks have been added to the CD including the 'USA' version of the compelling and hypnotic track 'Metro'. Guest musicians include Yannis Kyriakides and Christine Abdelnour.
Andy Moor and Anne-James Chaton first began performing together in 2004 when Chaton joined the Ex onstage to perform one of their songs. They later started to collaborate as a duo, building the music and text for one of Chaton's portrait series; the journalist which later resulted in their first CD 'Le Journaliste', also released with Unsounds.
Since then Moor and Chaton have toured widely in Europe, Canada and Japan, always building, reconstructing and ad- justing their set and performance using improvisation as a creative source. In more recent months they have included video projections to the performances. They combine guitar riffs and loops, abstact noise, live sampling, dark beats and the unmistakable voice of Chaton, very present and rhythmic.
At present they are touring with their Transfer series with film projections by Iranian film maker Bani Khoshnoudi. They continue to work with Alva Noto on a project called 'Decade' and in May they plan a short Guitar Poetry tour in France and the UK as a trio with Thurston Moore."-Unsounds
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