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Wastell, Mark

Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands

Wastell, Mark: Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands (Confront)

This long overdue re-issue celebrates the unique encounter of eleven like-minded musicians from Japan, England, Wales, Germany, Basque Country & Norway, brought together in the studio for one day only for this daytime recording session followed by an evening concert.
 

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Label: Confront
Catalog ID: ccs 23
Squidco Product Code: 18757

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: CDr in a tin case
Originally issued on L'innomable in an edition of 300 in 2007. Recorded at LMC studios, in Briton, London, on June 17th, 2003.


Personnel:

Mark Wastell-cello

Tetuzi Akiyama-acoustic guitar

Benedict Drew-computer

Mattin-computer

Michael Duch-double bass

Annette Krebs-guitar

Nishide Takehiro-guitar, electronics

Rhodri Davies-harp

Andrea Neumann-piano, electronics

Graham Halliwell-saxophone, feedback

Paul Hood-tunrtables, electronics, objects

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track listing:


1. Caressed On the Brow By Unseen Hands 28:26




Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Objects and Home-made Instruments

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"In spite of the numbers, the music never gets crowded, and an ensemble character successfully emerges right at the top of this single, thirty minute piece. Instead of the usual tight focus and close-up sound, this is a more diffuse recording in a larger room. So the scale opens up like a stormy vista of dark clouds - the ominous atmospherics alternate with hovering, shifting drones, from stratospheric sines and feedback to bone-rattling bass tones. It's not all restrained reductionism, and moments of drama occur throughout, giving the piece a satisfying arc. Individual contributions are unsurprisingly hard to identify, and the aim is clearly to construct an ensemble sound.

Wastell's mini-orchestra also performed live in the evening of that same June day. I saw them in Hackney in a condemned building, where I recall feeling that if the gaping floorboards didn't get you, the thick dust would. In spite of the odd, not to say life-threatening, performing environment, the concentration and focus of the playing was memorable. By the end of the evening some feverish brows certainly needed caressing."-Clive Bell, The Wire


Artist Biographies:

"Tetuzi Akiyama (Akiyama Tetsuji) (born 13 April 1964) is a Japanese guitarist, violinist, and instrument-maker. Akiyama formed the improvisation group Madhar in 1987, and the classical ensemble Hikyo String Quintet in 1994 (which also included Taku Sugimoto on cello). In 1995, Akiyama and Sugimoto formed a guitar duo, and played at venues in New York City, Chicago, and Detroit. During this time, Akiyama was also a member of Keiji Haino's Nijiumu outfit. Akiyama also formed Sutekina Tea Time (a duo with Takashi Matsuoka) and Mongoose (a trio with Taku Sugimoto and Utah Kawasaki).

In 1998 Akiyama began organising a monthly concert series, The Improvisation Meeting, with Toshimaru Nakamura. In December 2006 he began a regular duo with Hervé Boghossian (France), they toured in Europe (France, Portugal, Switzerland, England) several times in 2007 (in May, October & December) & also played in Tokyo during Hervé Boghossian Japanese tour in August/September 2008. In 2009 he worked with David Sylvian."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetuzi_Akiyama)
3/23/2017

"Born 1968 in Freiburg, grew up in Hamburg. Piano lessons since 1974. Studied piano at "Hochschule der Kunste" in Berlin. Since 1996 primarily active as improviser and composer in the areas of experimental and new music.

In the process of exploring the piano for new sound possibilities, she has reduced the instrument to strings, resonance board and metal frame. With the help of electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds (sometimes to make parts of the sound audible which are inaudible without amplification), she has developed numerous new playing techniques, sounds, and ways of preparing the dismantled instrument. Because the original inside piano is very heavy, a piano builder (Bernd Bittmann, Berlin) constructed a new and lighter one for her.

She has worked intensively in the crossover area between composition and improvisation, and in the field between electronic and handmade sounds, with Berlin musicians such as Annette Krebs, Ignaz Schick, Axel Dörner, Robin Hayward and Burkhard Beins. She has composed for inside piano for interdisciplinary projects including film, dance, performance, etc."

-Improvised Music from Japan website (http://www.japanimprov.com/profiles/aneumann/)
3/23/2017

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(Linear Obsessional Recordings)
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Left Exit (Feat Michael Duch / Klaus Holm)
Mr. K [VINYL]
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Regel #4 (HNW)
(Rapid Moment / At War With False Noise / Decimation Sociale / Pilgrim Talk)
Left Exit (Feat Michael Duch / Klaus Holm)
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(Clean Feed)
Belorukov, Ilia / Harpakahylo / Patryk Lichota / Kim_Nasung
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(Nueni)
Ercklentz / Neumann
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(Herbal International)
Davies, Rhodri
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