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Splatter's 3rd CD resulted from a meeting between the London-based quartet Splatter (Noel Taylor-clarinet; Anna Kaluza-sax; Tom Greenhalgh-drums; Pedro Velasco-electric guitar) and Polish bassist Rafal Mazur after their successful collaboration at Cafe Oto in 2010.

Splatter with Rafal Mazur

Splatter with Rafal Mazur: cloudseed (Citystream)
Label: Citystream    
Released in: Great Britain    

"This is the third CD from Splatter. The collaboration with Rafal Mazur began back in 2010 when they played together in Krakow. Subsequently Rafal Mazur visited London to play at Café Oto in an evening of 'Experimental Music from Poland' in which Splatter played with him to a capacity audience. The success of this evening led them to consider making a recording. This CD is the result.

Rafal Mazur is passionate about improvisation, which he links to his studies in Daoist philosophy, so it was decided that 'cloudseed' would not include any written or pre-prepared material. Most of the CD was recorded in a single session over one day. The group were amazed at how fluently each piece emerged, and how naturally Rafal Mazur seemed to blend his playing into the Splatter style. Each track seemed to move and develop according to some internal logic of its own, not perhaps the result of some mystic moment of synthesis so much as the outcome of highly focused efforts to understand each other's musical sensibilities.

The title - cloudseed - reflects this outpouring, the result of adding one extra ingredient to produce no mere splattering of creative rain but a veritable downpour."-CityStream

"The music reminds me of a controlled explosion, yet this is an explosion that does not destroy anything at all but, on the contrary, creates one of the most astonishing musical worlds I've heard recently! Marvelously paradoxical: it manages to be coherent, spontaneous and well thought-out yet at the same time, it is completely improvised. This is the artistic statement of a group of excellent musicians and mature artists and I recommend it to anyone in love with the free side of jazz, music!"-Maciej Nowotny, RadioJAZZ.FM

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Product Information:

UPC: 888174287706

Label: Citystream
Catalog ID: 00106
Squidco Product Code: 18594

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover

Noel Taylor-clarinet

Anna Kaluza-alto saxophone

Pedro Velasco-electric guitar

Tom Greenhalgh-drums

Rafal Mazur-acoustic bass guitar

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Track Listing:

1. To Boldly Go (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 4:25

2. No You Don't, Yes I Will (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 3:27

3. Arise Ye Starvelings (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 7:25

4. Pond Life (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 5:18

5. Bronco Beat (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 3:12

6. Fog On Ice (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 4:08

7. Yah Boo Sucks (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 2:37

8. Home Time (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 4:27

9. Inglenook Tales (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 3:23

10. Slam Dunk (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 3:25

11. Cocoa & Slippers Jive (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 3:31

12. Stag Beetle Waltz (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 4:38

13. The Cat's Sweet Dream (Featuring Rafal Mazur) 6:49

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