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A live recording from the improvising trio of Gordon Allen, Michel F. Cote and Alexandre St-Onge, rendering acoustics and electronics in dark and unconventional techniques.

Pink Saliva (Allen / Cote / St-Onge)
Hardcore: La Brique

Pink Saliva (Allen / Cote / St-Onge): Hardcore: La Brique (Bug Incision Records)
Label: Bug Incision Records    
Released in: Canada    

"Hardcore: La Brique is a live recording of a bizzarrely rude trio of Montreal-based musicians. For the most part, St-Onge and Côté neatly sidestep any conventional bass & drum roles. Their playing is split between casting dark swaths of sound, which provide churning, dirty backdrops for Allen's trumpet, and occasionally allowing skeletal rhythmic and melodic fragments to spill forth, here betraying a more rock-informed approach to their instruments. Allen's masterful, unadorned playing constitutes a similar refuting of his instrument's known voice, often rendering the trumpet indistinguishable from the laptop & feedback noise. This is some strange, excellent, head-scratching group playing."-Bug Incision

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"Alexandre St-Onge. Born Montréal, Québec, 1976. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (double bass).

Alexandre St-Onge is an audio artist, a musician/improviser (acoustic bass, bass, voice and electronics) and a sound performer. He has studied literature and philosophy and he is currently doing his PhD in art. He is fascinated by creativity as a pragmatic approach of the ineffable and he has released seven solo CDs: Entités (Oral), Joseph Carey Merrick (Oral), Mon animal est possible (Alien8 Recordings), L'amitié ou les rumeurs insoutenables du désir (Squint Fucker Press), kasi naigo (Squint Fucker Press), Une mâchoire et deux trous (Namskéio Records), Image/négation (Alien8 Recordings). He also plays in quite a few bands, including Et Sans, K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., Klaxon Gueule, Pink Saliva, Mineminemine, Shalabi Effect and Undo. As a composer he has worked for interactive/mixed-media company kondition pluriel, as well as composing for artists such as Marie Brassard, Karine Denault, Lynda Gaudreau, Line Nault, Jérémie Niel, Maryse Poulin and Mariko Tanabe."

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Edition of 100 copies

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Edition of 100 copies

Label: Bug Incision Records
Catalog ID: Bimm-27
Squidco Product Code: 12797

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Paper foldover in a plastic sleeve
Recorded at La Brique, Montreal on November 22, 2008 by Mathieu Belanger


Gordon Allen-trumpet

Michel F. Cote-drums, feedback

Alexandre St-Onge-electric bass, laptop

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Track Listing:

1. 01 0:24

2. 02 10:48

3. 03 7:55

4. 04 11:13

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