The Ex's guitarist Andy Moor plays solo on 16 tracks of overdubbed and multi-tracked guitar that was recorded between 2003 and 2006.
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Catalog ID: 14u
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Country: The Netherlands
Recorded between 2003 and 2006.
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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. Halogen 2:35
2. Alex 4:23
3. Uganda Fly 3:02
4. 3 a.m. 8:57
5. From e to f 3:15
6. Stop/pause 3:06
7. Stadium 2:02
8. About face 1:17
9. Naming the animals 6:14
10. Repeat suite 2:42
11. Weather 4:11
12. Eyes ears hands 2:13
13. Truth in numbers 2:55
14. Myrka 2:48
15. Small things under glass 4:35
sample the album:
"Moor's album, Marker, features 16 tracks of solo, overdubbed, and multi-tracked guitar recorded over a three-year span. The spacious Improv and broken harmonics of "3.AM" resonate to an atmospheric fade, while the beautiful melodic riff of "Alex" gradually builds to an insistent strum. The itchy stomp of "Uganda Fly" and the high-density textures of "About Face" are both vigorous and vibrant, and Marker displays the rich and inventive scope of Moor's guitar work. The album also comes with a 24-page booklet of stunning photographs Moor has taken around the world, from Hong Kong to Iceland."-The Wire, Aug 2007
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