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The trio of Mark Wastell on double bass, Rhodri Davies on harp and Burkhard Beins on percussion performing at The Old School, Norfolk in 2004, tense and understated improvisation.

Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object

Sealed Knot, The: Unwanted Object (Confront)
Label: Confront    
Released in: Great Britain    

"This trio, formed by Mark Wastell on double bass, Rhodri Davies on harp and Burkhard Beins on percussion, gets rid of any conceptual rigidity through a concentrated approach to the fine craft of filling voids with additional void. Though not technically over-adorned, the music played by The Sealed Knot answers only a few questions; its greyish atmospheres do not necessarily grant a free pass to any casual bystander. The peculiar mixture between these tense, low-whisper nods and the sense of primal telepathy that these men transmit is the very strength of the CD; during almost 40 minutes, the thin link between "subliminal" and "sublime" makes itself visible in several unbelievable sections, where the instruments morph beautifully: percussion breathes hard, the harp is feedback-wrapped, the bass puts a scarf around its own power to stare seriously amidst the throbbing sound waves. The skeleton born from all these processes is hard-boned and with a mind of his own, already."-Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

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Product Information:

Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 01
Squidco Product Code: 13381

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CD in a tin case
Recorded at The Old School, Norfolk, in 2004 by Graham Halliwell .


Rhodri Davies-harp

Mark Wastell-double bass

Burkhard Beins-percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Untitled 1 10:48

2. Untitled 2 7:52

3. Untitled 3 8:02

4. Untitled 4 13:17