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Splatter: Scraffiti (Citystream)

The British quartet of saxophonist Anna Kaluza, clarinetist Noel Taylor, guitarist Pedro Velasco and drummer Michael Caratti, in a moody and shifting album of improvised and composed music.

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product information:

UPC: 884502984231

Label: Citystream
Catalog ID: CTYCD00105
Squidco Product Code: 15453

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on a warm summer day in a makeshift studio somewhere in the UK.


Pedro Velasco-guitar

Michael Caratti-drums

Anna Kaluza-alto saxophone

Noel Taylor-clarinets

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track listing:

1. Hopscotch 2:30

2. Inconsequentially Blue 2:21

3. Shuffledog 2:01

4. High Plains 3:43

5. Alarums & Excursions 3:08

6. d-lite 3:11

7. Factory Gates 1:47

8. The Far Side 3:09

9. Feeding Frenzy 1:38

10. Low Thoughts 3:28

11. Sugar Bang 2:59

12. Fairy Lights 3:32

13. Fresh Squalls 4:13

14. Lines 3:10

15. Lobster Quadrille 2:31

16. Gumshoe Precinct 3:11
Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
Quartet Recordings

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"Scraffito is a technique used by artists and craftsmen to create patterns by scratching through an outer surface to reveal different surfaces underneath. It is most frequently used by potters who have to work at high tempo to created decorative patterns by exposing different layers of moist, coloured clay. Unlike drawing, which adds marks to a surface, scraffito creates a negative, recessed image by the process of removing material from the surface. Scraffiti is a kind of violation, an intrusion which is carried out at breakneck speed while the clay is wet, and with the knowledge that the smallest mistake will imperil the success of the whole.

It is hard to resist conjuring up the image of sound being etched onto the surfaces of those soft wax cylinders used for the earliest audio recordings - like scraffito marks made with sound waves instead of hand tools. Scrafitti, however, is improvised music, recorded in binary 0's and 1's, made while the clay is wet, and with the knowledge that the smallest mistake will imperil the success of the whole"-from the liner notes

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