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Quivers / Chora: [VINYL] (Ultramarine)

A split LP of psychedelic free-form improvisation group Chora (Rob Lye and Ben Morris); and Quivers (Ninni Morgia and Jordon Schranz joined by Mike Pride).

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Limited edition of 300

UPC: B009YG549S

Label: Ultramarine
Catalog ID: UM006
Squidco Product Code: 13588

Format: 7" Record
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl LP
Recorded at Emandee in Brooklyn, NY by Mark Ospovat, March 2002.


Ninni Morgia-guitar

Jordon Schranz-upright bass

Mike Pride-drums, bowed objects, cough

Silvia Kastel-synth

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track listing:

Side Quivers: "Camping"

1. Niking

2. Hill Walking

3. Climbing

4. Starting a Campfire

Side Chora:

1. I Met an Oak Tree as Tall as My Finger: And it was Suffering
Related Categories of Interest:

Vinyl Recordings

Improvised Music
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Limited Editions & Out of Print
Free Improvisation
Quartet Recordings
Objects and Home-made Instruments

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Chora is the British duo of Rob Lye and Ben Morris, joined by Ben Nash and Karl Brummer. Their music is a gorgeous mix of psychedelic free-form improvisation and ecstatic free jazz, with hypnotic percussion, cymbals, bowed instruments, eerie reeds, and an overall ritualistic, shamanic vibe.

Quivers are guitarist Ninni Morgia and upright bassist Jordon Schranz, joined here by drummer extraordinaire Mike Pride, a Milford Graves student who has played with Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nels Cline and Keiji Haino among others. Their improvisations show some amazing timbric research and creative interplay, sometimes reminding of great historical groups like AMM, Musica Elettronica Viva and Smegma. Pressed on high-quality virgin vinyl, artwork by Pascal Nichols of Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides."-Ultramarine

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Artist Biographies:

"Mike Pride: Percussionist • Composer • Vocalist • Visual Artist

Born and raised in Southern Maine, but based out of New York City since 2000, Mike Pride currently performs solo, leads modern-jazz quartet From Bacteria To Boys, the 7-drummer installation-band Drummer's Corpse, and the MDC piano trio I Hate Work. He also co-leads the ensembles Pulverize The Sound (w/ Peter Evans and Tim Dahl), and Period (w/ Charlie Looker and Chuck Bettis). Pride is renowned for his ability to excel in a wide range of genres and ensembles. He has worked with everyone from improvised music icon Anthony Braxton to punk legends Millions Of Dead Cops, toured extensively on four continents, appeared on more than 100 recordings, and is currently touring the world opening for comedian Amy Schumer with Jason Stein's Locksmith Isidore.

A short list of his collaborators includes Mick Barr, Tim Berne, Boredoms, Eugene Chadbourne, Nels Cline, Andrew D'Angelo, Trevor Dunn, Dynamite Club, Peter Evans, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Drew Gress, Mary Halvorson, Curtis Hasselbring, Nona Hendryx, Jon Irabagon, Brad Jones, Haino Keiji, Kirk Knuffke, George Lewis, Frank Lowe, Bill McHenry, Tony Malaby, Sam Mickens, Butch Morris, Joe Morris, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Matana Roberts, Herb Robertson, Jamie Saft, Sonny Simmons, Craig Wedren, Nate Wooley, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.

Pride's versatility doesn't end with his eclectic résumé as a popular sideman and leader/co-leader of many active ensembles spanning the worlds of modern-jazz, avant-rock, noise and doom metal improv. He is also a busy educator and clinician, a soundtrack composer for TV shows, video games, podcasts, independent films, and websites, and an experienced and exhibited visual artist.

Mike proudly uses Yamaha Drums & hardware, Vic Firth striking implements, and Humes & Berg Cases."

-Mike Pride Website (

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