Listed as one of The Wire's Top 10 Improvised Music Records in 2003, this reissue of The Sealed Knots Meniscus release presents two live 2001 concerts in the UK from the subtlely sophisticated trio of UK & Berlin artists Mark Wastell, Burkhard Beins, and Rhodri Davies.
Sealed Knot, The
Released in: Great Britain
"Although the group was formed in 2000, its members have been playing together in different groupings and settings throughout Europe since 1997. There is a special connection between the London and Berlin scenes, which The Sealed Knot exemplifies. Although the musical form is composed in the moment, the structures are open. Nothing is forced - all three lock into a specific area of exploration in a subtle way. The group uses no pre-prepared material and they don't eschew repetition and definite pitches."-Confrontblockquote>
"...Overall, they give the impression of a gradual ebb and flow of layered soundfields over a bedrock of silence. Confronted with the trio's intricately plaited tones, sometimes it's hard to tell the provenance of a particular sound - like many musicians exploring extended techniques, they're at war with their instruments...Gradual shifts and the kind of communication that develops within longstanding musical relationships are central to the group aesthetic. The slow, deliberate movement of The Sealed Knot's music often sounds semi-composed, a testament to the close bond that they have developed over the years..." (Will Montgomery, "Silence is a rhythm too: The Sealed Knot", The Wire, June 2002)
Listed as one of THE WIRE'S Top 10 Improvised Music Records 2003.
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Catalog ID: ccs 20
Squidco Product Code: 18755
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CDr in a tin case
Re-issue of Meniscus MNSCS 012, originally released in 2003. "Surface" recorded at All Angels, in London, England on September 28th, 2001.
"Plane" recorded at St. Pauls Hall, in Huddersfield, England, on September 27th, 2001.
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1. Surface 15:51
2. Plane 26:46