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Two guitarists from New York's Downtown and Montreal's Actuelle scenes in 11 guitar improvisations, experimental sounds constructed and deconstructed.

Berthiaume Antoine, Elliott Sharp

Berthiaume Antoine, Elliott Sharp: BASE (Ambiances Magnetiques)
Label: Ambiances Magnetiques    
Released in: Canada    

"Sound waves for the end of times… Listening to this last opus of experimental music, one cannot stop thinking of Iannis Xenakis's La Légende d'Eer. Eer dies, visits the dregs, and comes back to life. Berthiaume and Sharp follow a similar path, through the transubstantiation of their guitars into sonic implements. The growing intensity emanating from Xenakis's composition is reflected, 30 years later, in these 11 rather reverential improvisations. BASE is constructed, deconstructed, then reconstructed into a wall of sounds ranging from the awakening through to experimentation, then toward a final concerto, a kind of syncopated scream from the instruments. Hell is definitely worth worrying about. Let's be good and lend an ear."-Serge Abiaad, Ambiances Magnetiques

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Product Information:

UPC: 771028117826

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 178
Squidco Product Code: 10574

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded in 2008 in New York City, NY by Elliot Sharp.


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Track Listing:

1. Case 1:31

2. Phase 7:40

3. Œuf 2:51

4. Home 2:58

5. Blanc 5:32

6. Freed 6:33

7. Station 6:29

8. Booster 6:53

9. Plateforme 3:58

10. Neck 7:42

11. Essence 3:45

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