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SCUO

5678765 [CASSETTE]

SCUO: 5678765 [CASSETTE] (New Atlantis)

Avant rock duo of guitarist Scott Burton and drummer Scott Clark exploring the concept of merging metal with the timbres of experimental jazz within these complex compositions that defy simple categorization.
 

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Label: New Atlantis
Catalog ID: NA-CAS-004
Squidco Product Code: 17145

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette

Personnel:

Scott Burton-guitar

Scott Clark-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Drummer and composer, Scott Clark keeps time in the balance. His performances behind the kit are generous and empathetic, establishing his voice immediately upon striking the surface. It is rare to find art that is both formally rigorous and aesthetically vital, but Clark thrives in this project, engineering frameworks for lucid, active songs, drawing on the performances of his collaborators and the weight of his subject matter. A series of jazz suites have emerged from the study of his own Native ancestry, beginning with Bury My Heart (2016) written in response to Dee Brown's book of the same title, and continuing with ToNow (2018) written as a contribution to the Standing Rock protests and the unlawful construction of an oil pipeline across Native land. By centering jazz in this historic and ongoing injustice, Clark pulls together a deeply American artform and a deeply American tragedy, yet his project never feels weighed down by its sense of purpose. Protest music that is lucid and nourishing, a rhythmic shape of restless assurance."

-Scott Clark Website (https://scottwclark.com/about/)
11/14/2018

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track listing:


SIDE A

1. Head

2. Shoulders

3. Arms

4. Hands

SIDE B

5. Legs

6. Feet

7. Toes

8. Armsth (Ocrilim Remix)
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Richmond, Virginia's SCUO was borne from a mutual desire to meld the concepts of technical metal with the timbres of experimental jazz. On 5678765, their cassette debut for New Atlantis Records, the duo explore this juxtaposition, creating a fine offering of tricky, prog-inflected instrumental avant rock. SCUO's rigorous compositional methods are evident upon first listen. The duo often start out writing traditional song forms, steadily deconstructing and rebuilding them with the hope of eventually composing music they are simply incapable of playing. The duo of guitarist Scott Burton and drummer Scott Clark (a dUO of SCott's, hence SCUO) are active in Richmond's blossoming experimental music scene. SCUO have shared the stage with Rob Mazurek's Starlicker, Ken Vandermark, Jason Ajemian & the HighLife, Zevious, Many Arms, No BS Brass Band, and a host of others. Outside of SCUO, they've collaborated with heavyweights Darius Jones, Matana Roberts, Jason Ajemian, and many more. For this special release, famed cosmic shredder Mick Barr offers up a special remix (as Ocrilim) of their tune 'Arms.' East Coast independent radio stalwart WFMU has described SCUO's tunes as "minimal, oblique arrangements which capitalize on explosive transitions from one musical theme to the next... the effect is intriguingly precise, robotic and proggy." Their description certainly rings true. 'Hands,' for example, begins with staccato utterances, eventually building into a landscape of pastoral sound. Clark eventually settles into a deep, forceful groove and Burton unfurls a serpentine pentatonic melody, flowing propulsively across measures. With 5678765, SCUO offer up a fine debut, comprised of rhythmically complex music that defies easy categorization, breathing life into the creative rock underground. This is the fourth title in our cassette series."-New Atlantis Records

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