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Abbott, Simeon + Chris Dadge: a menu isn't a meal (Bug Incision Records)

Longtime collaborators Abbott and Dadge release their first album together, a dizzying array of ideas and sounds recorded live at the monthly Calgary based Bug Incision concert series.

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Color covers in plastic sleeves, edition of 65.

Label: Bug Incision Records
Catalog ID: bim-33
Squidco Product Code: 13122

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Paper foldover in a plastic sleeve.
Recorded live at We3eds, Calgary, AB, August 12, 2009 by Brad Hawkins


Simeon Abbott-prepared electric guitar, electronics

Chris Dadge-percussion, electronics

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track listing:

1. Untitled 19:06

2. Untitled 15:43
Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Vancouver and Western Canada
Limited Editions & Out of Print
Free Improvisation
Duo Recordings
Instruments with Preparations

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"Longtime collaborators Abbott (prepared electric guitar + electronics) and Dadge (percussion + electronics) release their first album together. There's a lot of movement in these two tracks, but there's a similarity in their approaches that streamlines the proceedings. The duo tosses a dizzying array of ideas and sounds at one another, and they are caught, tossed back, and(/or) sidestepped entirely, as only a duo can do. Abbott's playing occasionally recalls a handful of his predecessors (Frith, Kaiser, Rowe, Chadbourne, et al) in the guitar mangling tradition, but we are mostly exposed to his own rapidly developing voice on the instrument, further evidenced on his recent solo album, Zebra Wood, and the wonderful Lamp Chops album (bim-24). Dadge (fresh of a year of playing with the likes of Mats Gustafsson, Eugene Chadbourne, and Eric Chenaux) is in full kaleidoscopic mode, adding bags of junk and amplification to his drums & cymbals. Recorded by Brad Hawkins at the monthly Bug Incision concert series in the summer of 2009."-Bug Incision

Color covers in plastic sleeves, edition of 65.

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