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David Pett's Remote Viewers with 4 saxophonists and keyboards, and the rhythm section of John Edward and Mark Sanders, complete their noir trilogy with an album blending compositional and improvisational forms in mysteriously dark and satisfying forms.

Remote Viewers, The

Remote Viewers, The: Pitfall (Remote Viewers)

Label: Remote Viewers    
Released in: Great Britain    

"A 21st Century Beat Poem.

Following on from "City of Nets" and "Crimeways", "Pitfall" concludes the Remote Viewers' noir trilogy, inspired by the mood and imagery of its golden period; from the 1948 film "The Big Clock", to John Cassevetes' jazz piano playing detective in the 1960 TV series, "Johnny Staccato", and evoking the claustrophobic pulp fiction world of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and david Goodis.

Re-uniting from the "To the North" CD the stellar rhythm section of John Edwards (Evan Parker, Roscoe Mitchell, Peter Brotzmann) and Mark Sanders (Derek Bailey, Otomo Yoshihide, Jah Wobble).

"This is more like contemporary music than anything else, but it spends a lot of time not sounding the contemporary music, or rock, or jazz, or anything else much - except in passing." Chris Cutler, ReR Megacorp.

"There is an almost indiscernible, cynical element in The Remote Viewers' music. It is probably hidden between the folds of its noir aesthetics, where contemporary fables of cops and thugs, the fuzz and hoodlums, seem to flourish in the dark corners and complex rhythmic patterns and atonalism." Alex Franquelli AllAboutJazz

"The three of them walked across the street. They sat down on the pavement with their backs against the wall of the flophouse. The pavement was terribly cold and wet and the wind from the river came blasting into their faces. But it didn't bother them. They sat there passing the bottle around and there was nothing that could bother them, nothing at all" The Street of No Return"-David Goodis

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725033923

Label: Remote Viewers
Catalog ID: RV 12
Squidco Product Code: 19825

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardboard foldover
Recorded at Oxo Tower Studios in London, England in 2014.


Caroline Kraabel-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone

Sue Lynch-tenor saxophone, clarinet

Adrian Northover-soprano, sopranino, alto saxes, wasp, autoharp

David Petts-tenor sax, noise generator

John Edwards-double bass

Mark Sanders-drums

Rosa Lynch-Northover-keyboards, tuned percussion

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Track Listing:

1. Club Car 2:12

2. Late Light 4:29

3. The Empty Hour 5:42

4. Hiring Hall 1:55

5. D.O.A 4:41

6. Left Bank 6:06

7. The Tormentors 3:17

8. Raw Deal 1:50

9. A Career In Space 3:28

10. Pitfall 3:19

11. Notetaker 6:28

12. Murder Stones 3:06