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Six delicate, complex and suubtle studio compositions from the trio of Rhodri Davies on harp & electronics, David Toops on guitar and percussive devices, and Lee Patterson on amplified devices.

Davies / Patterson / Toop

Davies / Patterson / Toop : Wunderkammern (Another Timbre)
Label: Another Timbre    
Released in: UK    

"When starting to review, one first has to play the music, well, obviously of course. Usually that starts with the inspection of the cover, press text, website etc, so that I know what I am hearing and I'll be writing about later on. But this doesn't always happen. Sometimes I just pick random a CD from the pile and start playing it. This happens with the first of these three new titles on Another Timbre, UK's fine house for improvised music. I tried to write down what I heard and found myself writing such words as 'electro-acoustic', 'surface scanning' and 'electronics?', but not any specific instrument.

Later on I learned that I was listening to Rhodri Davies (harp, ebow, electronics, preparations), Lee Patterson (amplified devices, field recordings etc.) and David Toop (laptop, steel guitar, flutes, percussive devices). So perhaps my sparse notes weren't far off the mark? They recorded these six improvisations already in 2006 in a studio (not in concert, like many other releases on this label) and they put on display their skills in crafting some extraordinary improvised music. What I especially liked about it is the fact that it sounded so without instruments and so much very like electro-acoustic. Davies' harp as big sounding and resonating object and everybody playing small objects on likewise resonating surfaces. Its a fine mixture of improvised music and electro-acoustics."-Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly

Part of Another Timbre's Silence and After series

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Part of Another Timbre's Silence and After series

Label: Another Timbre
Catalog ID: at36
Squidco Product Code: 14017

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: UK
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Dave Hunt at Dave Hunt Studio in London on July 24th, 2006.


Rhodri Davies-harp, ebows, electronics, preparations

Lee Patterson-amplified devices, field recordings

David Toop-laptop, steel guitar, flutes, percussive devices

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Track Listing:

1. A Salamander Lives In The Fire Which Imparts To It A Most Glorious Hue 10:10

2. From The Ashes Springs A Seven-Pointed Flower 3:46

3. The Toad With Colours Rare Through Every Side Was Pierc'd 8:01

4. In The Dead Body Of A Calf Are Generated Bees 20:58

5. Where Falling Drops From High Did Stain The Soyl With Ruddy Hue 3:56

6. In Ashes Lies The Salt Of Glory 10:46

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