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Buck, Tony / Massimo Pupillo: Unseen (Trost Records)

Italian composer and bass-player Massimo Pupillo (ZU) and Australian drummer Tony Buck (The Necks) collaborate in a beautifully haunting, absorbing ambient set, taking in electronic abstraction and free improvisation, released in two distinct editions--"Time Being" on vinyl LP and "Unseen" on compact disc, each with two different improvisations.
 

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UPC: 9120036682825

Label: Trost Records
Catalog ID: TROST 178CD
Squidco Product Code: 27184

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at andereBaustelle Tonstudio, in Berlin, Germany, in August, 2017, by Boris Wilsdorf.


Personnel:

Massimo Pupillo-bass, electronics

Tony Buck-drums, percussion, vibraphone

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Artist Biographies:

"Massimo Pupillo (Ostia - Roma) is a bass and double bass player and composer. Best known for being the bassist of Zu, which produced bio 15 albums with labels like Atavistic / Touch n 'Go (USA), Southern (EU), Heads (JAPAN), Ipecac Records (USA) and numerous singles and split with other labels.

He collaborate in many different (musical and not only) projects, from jazz, to improvisation, avant-garde, noise, taking an interest in movies soundtracks and theater.He has join the stage and the sounds with a very long list of musicians including ... Thurston Moore, Jim O' Rourke (sonic youth), Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen Love, Terrie (Ex), Katia Labeque, Giovanni Sollima, Nicola Tescari, David Chalmin, Chris Corsano, Eraldo Bernocchi and FM Einheit (Einsturzende Neubauten), Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshigaki Yasuhiro, Geoff Farina, Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, DJ Olive, Otomo Yoshihide, Amy Denio, Gianni Gebbia, Lukas Ligeti, Fred Lonberg- Holm, Joe Lally e Guy Picciotto (fugazi), Peter Brötzmann, Caspar Brötzmann, Damo Suzuki (Can), Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow), Steve MacKay (The Stooges), Mieko Suzuki, Oren Ambarchi, Stephen O' Malley and... yes we could go on for a long time..."

-Massimo Pupillo Website (http://m.zuism.net/#bio)
6/14/2019

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"Born in Sydney in 1962, Tony is regarded as one of Australia's most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. He has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects. Apart from The Necks, he is probably best known as leader of hardcore/impro band PERIL.

Early in his musical life, after having graduated from the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, he became very involved in the jazz scene in Australia, often touring with visiting international artists such as Vincent Herring, Clifford Jordan, Mickey Tucker, Branford Marsalis and Ernie Watts, as well as Australians Mark Simmonds, Paul Grabowsky, The catholics, Sandy Evans and Dale Barlow.

Following time spent in Japan, where he formed PERIL with Otomo Yoshihide and Kato Hideki, Tony moved to Europe, and has involved himself in many projects there, including the development of new "virtual" MIDI controllers at STEIM in Amsterdam.

Tony has played, toured or recorded with, among others, Jon Rose, Nicolas Collins, Tenko, John Zorn, Tom Cora, Phil Minton, Haino, Switchbox, The Machine for Making Sense, Ne Zhdall, The EX, Peter Brotzmann, Hans Reichel, The Little Red Spiders, Subrito Roy Chowdury, Clifford Jordan, Kletka Red, Han Bennink, Shelley Hirsch, Wayne Horvitz, Palinckx, and Ground Zero."

-The Necks Website (http://www.thenecks.com/bio)
6/14/2019

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track listing:


1. Psithurism (22:34)

2. Entrainment (45:57)
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Australian, Berlin-based drummer-percussionist Tony Buck and Italian electric bass player Massimo Pupillo are restless musicians who are always ready to explore new sonic frontiers. These masters of all aspects of rhythm, pulse, and groove are members of now legendary and seminal trios - Buck for more than thirty years with the Australian experimental, free-improv The Necks, and Pupillo for twenty years with the Italian power-punk-jazz trio Zu. Both are busy with many other projects. Buck works with partner Magda Mayas in the Spill duo, released a solo album (Unearth, Room40, 2017), and collaborated in recent years with Fennesz, John Butcher and Frank Gratkowski. Pupillo has worked in recent years with Oren Ambarchi and Stefano Pilia, Alvin Curran and Cindytalk (aka Gordon Sharp). Time Being and Unseen are the compact vinyl and the extended, disc versions of Buck and Pupillo collaborative, haunting ambient work, recorded in Berlin on August 2017 and wrapped by the suggestive artwork by Sara d'Uva.

Time Being begins with the mysterious, atmospheric soundscape of "Strange Luminant" that slowly drifts into a deep, quiet space, but is still attuned to the subtle and delicate rhythmic patterns of the electronic noises of such journey towards new sonic frontiers. The longer "Exhale" deepens the absorbing, atmospheric vein and dives into more sparse and ethereal regions. This piece produces dark, threatening tension as the ringing vibes and processed, abstract electronic sounds float in thin air but carefully envelope the unsuspecting listener.

The pieces of Unseen are much longer, denser, and richer. The 22-minutes "Psithurism" offers an urgent and volatile atmosphere, constantly distracted by waves of cryptic noises. These noises produce in their turn a claustrophobic feeling, but one that is layered with slow, monotonous yet highly addictive groove that only gets more distorted, more sinister, and stronger. The 46-minutes "Entrainment" expands the disquieting, dramatic spirit, and is comprised of fast but delicate percussive noises and electronic treatments, which blend in a dark and impressionistic drone. Slowly this drone evolves into a sonic monolith with many nuanced and darker morphological layers of minimalist, delicate sounds and pulses. Later this drone morphs again into an intense detour into deep space of clattering, pulsating noises, adding to its dense mix of clashing pulses a new layer of distorted and mutated tough bass line, and finally drown within quiet and surprisingly peaceful, symphonic ripples."-Eyal Hareuveni, The Free Jazz Collective

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