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The Bent Spoon Duo of Chris Dadge and Scott Munro met bassist Eric Normand (Tour De Bras, Ambiances Magnetiques) while Normand was on tour to record these ragged electro-acoustic improvisations.

Normand, Eric & Bent Spoon Duo

Normand, Eric & Bent Spoon Duo: Circuitry (Bug Incision Records)
Label: Bug Incision Records    
Released in: Canada    

"This trio came together for one brief evening, in the hours between Normand's arrival to and swift departure from Calgary, on his recent cross-Canada tour.

Normand, a fixture in Quebec's fertile creative music scene (he lives in Rimouski, where he runs a space/series, and also spends good chunks of time in Montreal rubbing elbows with the Ambiance Magnetique scene). The choice of electric bass in an 'improv' context can be a strange one, but Normand does an admirable job of renedering his instrument mostly unrecognizable. Multiple outputs, contact mics, and a bank of homemade effects assist in this.

The Bent Spoon Duo, as usual represented by Chris Dadge and Scott Munro, cover a variety of sonic locales. Munro plays strings, electronics, trombone, SK-1, and voice. Dadge plays percussion, strings, amplified objects, and SK-1. For the most part, this is ragged electro-acoustic improvising, but more than once the set becomes heavily reminiscent of Philip Jeck and his gritty, swirling textures. Though not a usual reference point for Bug Incision music, we're happy to see the similarities."-Bug Incision

Edition of 60, cdr, color covers in plastic sleeves

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Edition of 60, cdr, color covers in plastic sleeves

Label: Bug Incision Records
Catalog ID: bim-41
Squidco Product Code: 13877

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Clear plastic Sleeve with paper inserts
Recorded by Brad Hawkins at Weeds on April 5, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta.


Chris Dadge-violin, percussion, sk-1, harmonica, amplification

Scott Munro-viola,sk-1,electronics, voice

Eric Normand-electric base and homemade devices

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Track Listing:

1. Track 01 24:15

2. Track 02 6:56