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Instrumental and song work from Chris Cutler (Henry Cow, &c.) and Steve MacLean (Dr. Nerve) with Julie Thompson as vocalist, subtle non-linear songs created using unusual processes.

MacLean, Steve & Chris Cutler
Year of the Dragon

MacLean, Steve & Chris Cutler: Year of the Dragon (Recommended Records)
Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

"A collection of 5 songs and 4 instrumental pieces that explore equally - and simultaneously - spontaneous performance values, close compositional detail and extensive processing. Made out on the rocky coast of Maine with just a TV eye keeping tabs on a world skidding to hell in a handcart, all the basic work was done by MacLean and Cutler with Julie Thompson (voice) added later alongside additional parts played by Frank Gross (bassoon), Michael Bierylo (laptop, samples, circuits) and Titus Abbot (bass clarinet and saxophone). These are complex, focused pieces, some highly rhythm-rooted - mostly at rapid bpm rates - generally wide open with a close receptivity to timbral nuance and non-linearity."-Recommended Records

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725030625

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR CCSM1
Squidco Product Code: 16348

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in Summer 2011 by Steve MacLean.


Steve MacLean-guitar, prepared guitar, piano, electronics, software devices

Chris Cutler-drums, flotsam

Julie Thompson-voice

Frank Gross-bassoon

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