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Decision Dream: Steamroom Variations (Red Toucan)


 

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UPC: 777078912565

Label: Red Toucan
Catalog ID: RT 9328
Squidco Product Code: 5243

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded direct to Pro Tools at the Steamroom in East London August 24, 2004 by Jon Wilkinson


Personnel:

Anthony Bianco-drums and cymbals

Magnus Alexanderson-electric guitar and loops

Jair-Rohm Parker Wells-fichter electric doublebass and loops

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track listing:


1. Streamroom Variations (Part 1) 18:36

2. Steamroom Variations (Part 2) 12:10

3. Steamroom Variations (Part3) 27:28

4. Life | Less 4:36
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Recorded in a former public bathhouse in East London, these 3 musicians aim for the "spirit of Ayler, the intensity of Brotzmann, the depth of Coltrane, the vision of Braxton, the courage of Stockhausen and the electricity of Fripp." A mighty set of idols to follow, but these players have the strength to pull of a collective improvisation that draws upon those references while bringing a new and strong voice of their own. "What separates this outing from similar endeavors is the trioŐs dedication to sustained energy. While dynamic, sonic diversity can be seen as compositional foresight, here the trio maintains an extremely high level of intensity for the duration of the record. This does not preclude structural variety however, as there are moments of focused exploration that do not rely on endless waves of sonic mayhem; there is always an edgy rhythmic variation, stuttered phrase or keening loop present to keep the listenerŐs attention. Where many like-minded efforts have a tendency to fall into a quiet, impressionistic haze, the trio maintains its edge by never allowing the music to be anything less than ecstatic."-Troy Collins/One Final Note

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