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Oceans of Silver & Blood: Oceans of Silver & Blood (Confront)

The debut release of the duo of Joachim Nordwall on modular synth and Mark Wastell on tam tam performing two tonal drones that blends rich cymbal sonics entwined with dark, slowly evolving synthetics.
 

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Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 19
Squidco Product Code: 18754

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CDr in a tin case
Recorded at Goldsmiths College, London, England, on December 10th, 2007, by Jonathan McHugh. Originally issued in an edition of 100 cds on the Ideal label in 2008.


Personnel:

Joachim Nordwall-Roland s100 modular synthesizer

Mark Wastell-32' Paiste tam tam

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track listing:


1. Untitled 20:12

2. Untitled 12:44




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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"The debut self titled album from Oceans of Silver and Blood was originally issued in an edition of 100 cds on Joachim's Ideal label and launched in conjunction with their concert at Lampo, Chicago 07 june 2008. More or less selling out at the concert, it was subsequently released on white vinyl album by Norsordo from Sweden. Norsordo folded operations soon after release and although still available via some sellers on Discogs, the album was never promoted properly and no reviews were ever published. This Confront issue will hopefully help rectify that situation and bring the recording to a wider audience."-Confront


Artist Biographies:

"Joachim Nordwall co-founded Swedish experimental label Börft Records. He Left the label and Sweden in 1994, and later returned to form the iDEAL Organization including the iDEAL Festival in Göteborg and iDEAL Recordings. He is a sound creator, a µember of The Skull Defekts, and is a festival and concert organizer."

-Squidco 6/23/2017

"Mark Wastell Born 1968; cello.

Much of Mark Wastell's relationship with his chosen instrument is concentrated on the tactile, textural and sonic possibilities of both violoncello and bow. He is increasingly interested in working with extreme elements drawn from frequency, timbre and pitch.

His early activity was consciously and subconsciously influenced by a variety of improvising musicians including John Stevens, Barry Guy, Phil Durrant and John Russell. Subsequent exposure to contemporary composers lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of the works written for strings by Feldman, Cage, Nono, Lachenmann and Sciarrino. The use of live electronics and music concrete by Tudor, Parmegiani, Xenakis and others was another important early influence.

Wastell's current instrumental material primarily focuses on using abstract principles of space and texture - encompassing elements of new London silence, pro-instrument minimalism, new complexity and electro-acoustics. Because of the very nature of his chosen instrument, he tends to favour 'chamber' style ensembles and is a member of a number of regular groups:

• Chris Burn's Ensemble, with John Butcher, Rhodri Davies, John Russell, Matt Hutchinson

• Derek Bailey's Company - with, for example, Will Gaines, Simon H. Fell and Rhodri Davies

• Evan Parker's String Project, with Peter Cusack, Hugh Davies, Rhodri Davies, Phil Durrant, John Edwards, Kaffe Matthews, Marcio Mattos, John Russell

• Assumed possibilities, with Chris Burn, Rhodri Davies and Phil Durrant

• The Sealed Knot, with Burkhard Beins and Rhodri Davies

• Necessaire with Alessandro Bosetti, Ignaz Schick and Burkhard Beins

• IST with Simon Fell and Rhodri Davies

• Quatuor Accorde with Tony Wren, Phil Durrant and Charlotte Hug

• Broken Concort, a duo with Rhodri Davies

Mark Wastell has also performed with many other leading musicians including John Zorn, Keith Rowe, Peter Kowald, Hugh Davies, Roger Turner, Veryan Weston, Lol Coxhill, Mark Sanders, Axel Dorner, Hans Koch, Phil Minton, Max Eastley and Steve Beresford.

As a soloist he has played at the Micro-classical Festival (London 1996), LMC Festival (London 2000) and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2000). He has travelled extensively with various groups, performing on tour and at festivals in the USA, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Greece. Other work includes the launch in 1996 of his own record label, Confront Recordings. Wastell is also joint co-ordinator of the concert venue All Angels, together with Rhodri Davies."

-European Free Improv (EFI) (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mwastell.html)
6/23/2017

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A Map of Guilt [VINYL]
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Veliotis, Nikos / Mark Wastell
Live at All Angels
(Confront)
Collusion Duo (Nick Smith / Mark Wastell)
Refraction
(Confront)
Wastell, Mark
Vibra: Trent (3" CDr)
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Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
(Confront)
Wastell, Mark
Quartet
(Confront)
Elggren, Leif / Joachim Nordwall
Prepresence
(Confront)
IST: New York (Davies / Fell / Wastell / Zorn)
Featuring John Zorn
(Confront)
IST
London: Conway Hall
(Confront)
Fire! Orchestra
Enter
(Rune Grammofon)
Broken Consort
done
(Quakebasket)
Wastell, Mark
Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands
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Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
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Sealed Knot, The
Surface/Plane
(Confront)
Nordwall, Joachim
Concert
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Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
Consequences (of Time and Place)
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Davis, Matt / Phil Durrant / Mark Wastell
Confront Collectors Series
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Enough!!! (CM von Hausswolff / Jason Lescalleet / Joachim Nordwall)
Enough!!!
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Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
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Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
Berlin
(Confront)
Fire! Orchestra
Exit!
(Rune Grammofon)
Davis, Matt & Mark Wastell
Derby 11.05.2002 / Liverpool 10.05.2002
(Confront)
Four4 (Allen / Burn / Patterson / Wastell)
John Cage
(Another Timbre)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
McHugh, Jonathan & Mark Wastell
Hydriotaphia
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Ist (Davies / Fell / Wastell)
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Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
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Live at Cafe Oto
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Akiyama / Nakamura / Sugimoto / Wastell
Foldings
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That Mysterious Forest Below London Bridge
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Scotch Of St James, The
Live at Amplify 2004
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Freedom of the City Festival 2003 - Small Groups [2 CDs]
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Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Surface/Plane
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