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Four excellent, extended improvisations from the ongoing duo of Necks' Tony Buck on drums, cymbal, gong bells, tabla, and percussion, and Magda Mayas on piano, Tiger Organ, clavinet, objects and preparations.

Spill (Tony Buck / Magda Mayas)

Spill (Tony Buck / Magda Mayas): Fluoresce (Monotype)
Label: Monotype    
Released in: Poland    

"Tony Buck

Tony is regarded as one of Australia's most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. He has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects but is probably best known around the world as a member of the trio The Necks. Following studies and early experience in Australia he spent time in Japan, where he formed PERIL with Otomo Yoshihide and Kato Hideki before relocating to Europe in the mid-nineties. Some of the more high profile projects he has been involved with include the band Kletka Red, and touring and recording with, among others, The EX, The Exiles, and Corchestra, and involvement with most of the international improvisation and new music community and festivals He also creates video works for use with live music performance and has had pieces shown in Tokyo, Belfast, Berlin, New York and Sydney. Current projects include long standing duos with Axel Doerner and "SPILL" with Magda Mayas; "AUS" with Johannes Bauer and Clayton Thomas, New York based trio "Glacial" (with David Watson and Lee Renaldo) and "TRANSMIT" (a guitar driven postrock project based Berlin)

Magda Mayas

Magda Mayas is a pianist living in Berlin. Developing a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using preparations and objects, she explores textural, linear and fast moving sound collage. Lately she has also focused on the clavinet, an electric piano from the 60s with strings and metal chimes, where she engages with noise and more visceral sound material, equally extending the instrumental sound palette using extended techniques and devices. Current projects are "Spill", a duo with drummer Tony Buck, a duo with Anthea Caddy (cello), a duo with Christine Abdelnour (sax), "Great Waitress", a trio with Monika Brooks (acc) and Laura Altman (cl) and different collaborations with Andy Moor, Clayton Thomas and Peter Evans.Magda Mayas has performed and toured in Europe, the USA, Australia and Lebanon and collaborated with many leading figures in improvisation and composers such as John Butcher, Peter Evans, Annette Krebs, Phill Niblock Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Thomas Lehn and Tristan Honsinger."-Monotype

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Product Information:

UPC: 5908310927541

Label: Monotype
Catalog ID: mono050
Squidco Product Code: 16190

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Rainer Robben in Berlin at AudioCue, Scott Looney in San Francisco, Tony Buck in Pappelallee and ACUD Berlin, and Joe Talia in Melbourne.


Magda Mayas-piano, clavinet, Tiger organ, harmonium, objects, preparations

Tony Buck-drums, cymbals, gongs, bells, tabia, percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Steel Tide 10:28

2. Coalesce 24:03

3. Galleon 10:44

4. Sermon 19:46

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