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Their 6th duo album, cornetist/electronic artist Rob Mazurek & drummer/percussionist/electronic artist Chad Taylor's release is concerned with the balance between controlled and uncontrolled experiences.
 

Chicago Underground Duo
Age of Energy

Chicago Underground Duo: Age of Energy (Northern Spy)
Label: Northern Spy    
Released in: USA    


"Age of Energy is Chad Taylor and Rob Mazurek's sixth release as Chicago Underground Duo and the twelfth release in the Chicago Underground catalog. Finding time to get back in the studio was a challenge, as Rob has been touring with his trio Starlicker, The Sao Paulo Underground and the Exploding Star Orchestra and Chad with the Marc Ribot Trio, Side A (Ken Vandermark, Havaard Wiik) and Digital Primitives. The heavenly bodies even deigned to interrupt their plans to record, raining baseball-sized hailstones down like a plague upon the sessions. And yet, the Duo persevered against the cosmos to complete the new record over 4 days in Chicago with Todd Carter (TV Pow).

Developed during 2009 when the duo toured the east and west coasts, most of the material on the record was recorded live with very few overdubs. Thematically, Age of Energy is concerned with the balance between controlled and uncontrolled experiences. Computers, keyboards and drum machines pulse alongside ancient instruments like the African Mbira. 'Winds and Sweeping Pines' opens with Chad and Rob playing synthesizers and electronics, gradually as the piece develops, Chad switches to drums and Rob switches to cornet and they improvise over a blistering bass vamp in classic Chicago Underground Duo style. 'It's Alright' is a piece making extensive use of electroacoustics, starting with a drone which incorporates extreme high and low frequencies. The electronics are overdriven with results of both known and unknown nature. 'Castle In Your Heart' is based on a traditional Shona song from Zimbabwe and constitutes the only acoustic composition. 'Age of Energy' alternates between a 21/8 and a 12/8 rhythmic cycle over a dissonant pedal point. This track was also recorded live in the studio, without any overdubs."-Northern Spy

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Product Information:

UPC: 722301231456

Label: Northern Spy
Catalog ID: NS 020
Squidco Product Code: 15739

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on December 6th, 2010 and June 30th, 2011 at Bel_Air Studios by Todd Carter.

Personnel:

Chad Taylor-drums, mbira, electronics, drum machine

Rob Mazurek-cornet, electronics, voice

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Track Listing:

1. Winds And Sweeping Pines 19:57

2. It's Alright 10:57

3. Castle In Your Heart 4:36

4. Age Of Energy 6:40