Live recordings from the LOFT in Koln, Germany from the 2nd Outlet trio, electro-acoustic improvisation with traditional elements.
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Recorded by Christian Heck at the LOFT in Koln, Germany on May 26, 2002 (tracks 2 & 9) and May 9, 2003.
Luc Houtkamp-tenor saxophone, computer-controlled live electronics
Cor Fuhler-Hamburg Steinway D piano and preparations
Martin Blume-drums, percussion
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1. Winsor Blue 9:08
2. Solferino Violet 7:45
3. French Ultramarine 2:54
4. Aurlian Yellow 5:38
5. Cadmium Red 5:01
6. Phthalocynine Green 4:56
7. Raw Umber 6:20
8. Alizarin Crimson 8:21
9. Burnt Sienna 5:38
10. Van Dyck Brown 5:33
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
sample the album:
"According to Thomas Lehn in the liner notes, "The resulting identity of 2nd Outlet is their finely balanced, but not too serious, act of playing with both of their identities. The traditional elements are on one hand, and the timbre work is on the other. The traditional idioms are set into the light of reflection, questioning their idiomatic meanings, by letting them co-exist with very imaginative timbre emanations, which you can hear across the entire disc in multiple shades and shapes."
In the Summer 2004 issue of Signal to Noise magazine, Bill Meyer says, 2nd Outlet's "...billing as a band is telling, for nothing about this music speaks of overweaning ego. Which isn't to suggest that they're overly reserved; each player proceeds decisively, and the collective musters a vigor that any self-respecting energy music ensemble would be glad to claim for its own."
This release features an 8-page booklet with liner notes from German synthesist Thomas Lehn and very original art from Dallas, Texas resident John Pomara."-Nuscope
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"Martin Blume - drums, percussion, composition
Born 1956 in Arnsberg/Westfalen. Has worked since 1983 as a performer and composer with several musicians and in different musical situations, both as a collaborator and in leading his own groups including musicians like Peter Brötzmann, Peter Kowald, Helmut Joe Sachse, Luc Houtkamp, Johannes Bauer, Conny Bauer, Marcio Mattos, Jay Oliver, Phil Minton, Lol Coxhill, John Butcher, Mario Schiano, Georg Graewe, Frank Gratkowski, Dieter Manderscheid, Hans Schneider, Wolfgang Fuchs, John Edwards, Werner Lüdi, John Russell, Chris Burn, Roger Turner, Joëlle Leandré, Axel Doerner, Horst Grabosch, Melvyn Poore, Earl Howard, Richard Teitelbaum, Jim Denley, Alfred Zimmerlin, Dorothea Schürch, Phil Wachsmann , Mats Gustafsson, Xu Feng Xia, Thomas Lehn, Fred van Hove, Wilbert de Joode, Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler, Cor Fuhler a.m.o.Toured in Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, England, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, USA, Canada and Australia and performed at Festivals."-Martin Blume Website (http://www.martinblume.de/)
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