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Guthrie, Will

Sacree Onsession [VINYL]

Guthrie, Will: Sacree Onsession [VINYL] (iDeal)

Ames Room drummer Will Guthrie in two extended works combining pulse and rthymic ideas with melodic and pitch based textures: "Timelapse" recorded using the resonance of the Chapelle Saint Jean in Mulhouse, and "Pacemaker" a multi layered and multi dimensional piece.

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Label: iDeal
Catalog ID: iDEAL133
Squidco Product Code: 21303

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Sweden
Packaging: LP
Side A recorded at Chapelle Saint Jean, Mulhouse, France on August 28th, 2014 by Christian Wind Lang.

Side B recorded at Le Lieu Unique, in Nantes, France on Feburary 15th, 2015 by Romain Pret.


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track listing:


1. Timelapse 20:17


1. Pacemaker 19:25

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Sacree Obsession, the new album from the Australian percussionist extraordinaire Will Guthrie, comes out of his continuing research into repetition, the ritual, physicality through volume and mass, and complexity through the development of simple ideas. Combining pulse and rthymic ideas with melodic and pitch based textures he has succeeded in making truly unique music.

Obsessive development of minimal material is not new in Will Guthrie's music, from his brutal tribal like and non romantic vision of free jazz with The Ames Room, to thinking long with the likes of Oren Ambarchi and David Maranha, obsessively working through reduced material has been central to Will Guthrie's music since his debut solo recording Building Blocks in 2003.

With Tetris like logic in it's architecture, "Timelapse" uses notes and tones hung out in space, beautifully resonating in the magical Chapelle Saint Jean in Mulhouse where it was recorded. "Pacemaker" on the flip side recorded at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, is multi layered and multi dimensional in it's and sonic and rhythmic possibilities, using repetition, resonance and mass to create a hypnotising music which is simultaneously powerful and subtle. This is a highly recommended piece of vinyl for anyone into dark, organic, minimal music."-iDEAL Recordings

Artist Biographies:

"Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition using various combinations of drums, percussion, objects, junk, amplification and electronics..He plays solo and in various projects such as THE AMES ROOM & THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE. His music has been released on labels such as Gaffer Records, Erstwhile, Clean Feed, 23five, Editions Mego, Ipecac, iDEAL and his own label Antboy Music.

While studying jazz and improvised music(s) at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, alongside Ren Walters he started the weekly concert series 'Improvised Tuesdays', now known as the Make It Up Club and is Australia's longest running performance space dedicated to experimental and improvised musics. In Nantes, France he is part of the collective CABLE# which also organizes regular concerts and an annual festival. He also runs the experimental improvised CD label and mail-order service; ANTBOY MUSIC.

He plays solo using different combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics, in minimalist/maximalist free jazz trio THE AMES ROOM (with Jean-Luc Guionnet & Clayton Thomas), as well as the improvised/composed ensemble THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE (with Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Julien Desperez & Maxime Petit).

Regular collaborators past and present include Jérôme Noetinger, Oren Ambarchi, Anthony Pateras, Chulki Hong, Keith Rowe, David Maranha, Toma Gouband, Erell Latimier, Ava Mendoza, Adam Sussmann, Matt Earle, Ren Walters, Helmut Schafer, David Ades, Mark Simmonds, the film maker Hangjun Lee and choreographer/dancer Mette Ingvartsen."

-Will Guthrie Website (

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