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2012 studio sessions recorded for BBC Radio 3 "Jazz on 3" from the trio of John Butcher (sax), John Edwards (bass) and Gino Robair (energised surfaces & synth), slowly unfolding dialogs using extended techniques and a focus on textural playing.

Apophonics, The (Butcher / Edwards / Robair)
On Air

Apophonics, The (Butcher / Edwards / Robair): On Air (Weight of Wax)
Label: Weight of Wax    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Built around extrasensory sonic perception their strategy advanced amoeba-like, continuously melding and breaking apart timbres in different configurations and with varied possibilities. Edwards' super-speedy wood and string smacking was sometimes appropriately violent; Butcher's output jumped from sonorous glissandi to staccato reed bites and Robair's holistic approach sometimes seemed child-like as he smacked his mallets on the stage floor, rubbed a violin bow on drum rims and literally blew on the drum skin. The saxophonist's lines could be sonorously wispy or could consist of reed finger-tapping or using foot-pedal-controlled electronics to pick up the feedback generated as he moved his tenor in different arcs without blowing into it."-Ken Waxman

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Product Information:

UPC: 643157428091

Label: Weight of Wax
Catalog ID: WOW 05
Squidco Product Code: 18231

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on May 2nd, 2012 at Phoenix Studios, Pinewood, UK.


John Butcher-saxophones

John Edwards-double bass

Gino Robair-energised surfaces, synth

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Track Listing:

1. Fires Were Set 36:13

2. Met By Moonlight 7:57

3. London Melodies 4:40