The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

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

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
London & UK Free Improvisation Scene
Septet recordings
Staff Picks & Recommended Items

Search for other titles on the Remote Viewers label.

Other Recommended Releases:
Remote Viewers, The
November Sky
(Remote Viewers)
Riverloam Trio
Inem Gortn
Watts / Weston / Sanders / Edwards
Hear Now: A Film by Mark French [DVD]
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
Fernandez, Agusti
Un Llamp Que No S'acaba Mai
Various Artists
Freedom of the City Festival 2005 [2 CDs]
Various Artists
Freedom of the City Festival 2003 - Small Groups [2 CDs]

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Swell's, Steve Kende Dreams (Swell/ Brown / Crothers / Parker / Taylor)
Hommage A Bartok
Catchpole / Edwards / Prevost
Beyond the Barrier
Guy, Barry / Eddie Prevost / Evan Parker / Keith Rowe
Taylor, Cecil
Garden, 2nd Set
PYN (Yoshida / Pittard / Nasuno)
Songs for children who don't want to sleep
Fall Line
Simmons, Sonny
Leaving Knowledge, Wisdom and Brilliance / Chasing The Bird? [8 CD BOX]
(Improvising Beings)
Sharrock, Linda
No Is No (Don't Fuck Around With Your Women)
(Improvising Beings)
Johnson, Lucien / Alan Silva / Makoto Sato
Stinging Netttles
(Improvising Beings)
Oki, Itapu / Axel Dorner
Root Of Bohemian
(Improvising Beings)
Janas, Gene / Vinnie Paternostro / Jay Reeve / Other Matter
United Slaves #2~3
(Improvising Beings)
Wilson, Tony 6tet
A Day's Life
(Drip Audio)
(Drip Audio)
The Turbine! (Bankhead / Duboc / Drake / Lopez + guests)
Entropy/Enthalpy [2 CDs]
Levin, Daniel Quartet
(Clean Feed)
Roebke, Jason
Every Sunday
(Clean Feed)
Loriot, Frantz / Manuel Perovic Notebook Large Ensemble
Urban Furrow
(Clean Feed)
Fraser, Nick (feat. Tony Malaby and Kris Davis)
Too Many Continents
(Clean Feed)
Parker, Evan / Joe Morris / Nate Wooley
Ninth Square
(Clean Feed)
Price: $15.95
In Stock


Shipping Weight: 2.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

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

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

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

What are other customers searching for?