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Uliben Duo: Shared Memory (Creative Sources)

"The Uliben Duo's CD Shared Memory (Creative Sources CS 327 CD) more accurately describe the performance of French bassist Benoit Cancoin facing the live processing of German Ulrich Phillipp. In other circumstances Phillips also plays b...
 

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UPC: 5609063403275

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs327
Squidco Product Code: 21658

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard foldover
Recorded February 2014, Wiesbaden.


Personnel:

Benoit Cancoin-doublebass

Ulrich Phillip-live processing

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track listing:


1. Common Reservoir 12:09

2. Joint Repository 40:36

3. Concerted Recollection 4:44

4. Mutual Memorization 10:19
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Back Catalog Additions

Creative Sources
Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"The Uliben Duo's CD Shared Memory (Creative Sources CS 327 CD) more accurately describe the performance of French bassist Benoit Cancoin facing the live processing of German Ulrich Phillipp. In other circumstances Phillips also plays bass, so his electronic impulses are informed by that knowledge. Throughout he stretches the processing function so that it not only accompanies, but also enhances the double bass's tonal qualities. More than replicating Cancoin's initial sounds, Phillipp's often tandem, frequently wriggling, textures extend the bull fiddle's range, directing acoustically sourced sounds to unforeseen places. While there are instances of skyrocketing sound eruptions and multiplied string drones pm the tracks surrounding "Joint Repository", this over 40 minute improv gives the players ample space to define and perfect their hook up. Like stars floating in a night sky that illuminate at junctures, different sequences are prominent in stages. Languidly expressed, bowedresonations and bottle-top-like pops from the higher-pitched strings solidify into an electric shaver-like buzz via Phillipp's electronics, with Cancoin interjecting sporadic mandolin-like plucks. By mid-point however, an euphonious bassoon-tempered tone predominates, until split into separate streams of: sprawling, spiccato thrusts from the bass and an assembly line of crackles and drones from the electronics. Before individual improvisations dribble away into irreconcilable solipsism, the program speeds up to sound like two double basses, courtesy of Phillipp's machine-processed memory. As brief interludes where graininess reveal one tone's electronic origins and Cancoin's acoustic pulls. the "humanness" of the other, strands finally unite. The finale finds the two fading into a single sonic source like the fused profiles at the climaxes of the films Persona. Used judiciously with respect from both sides of the acoustic-electric divide, processing can create memorable discs ofunanticipated sophistication like these sets."-Ken Waxman, JazzWord


Artist Biographies:

"Ulrich Phillipp (* 1956 ) is a German contrabassist of free jazz and new improvisational music.

Phillipp founded the Wiesbaden improvisation ensemble with Dirk Marwedel and Wolfgang Schliemann. He is one of the founders of the Wiesbaden musician co-operative New Jazz (1979), from which the ARTist collective hervorging in 1983. In addition to the concert activity, the inclusion of other genres, such as Tanzimprovisation, where Phillipp performed with Fine Kwiatkowski, Günter Christmann , Erhard Hirt and others. He also worked with Birgit Ulher and Roger Turner . In 2013 he was involved in the Grand Orchestra of the ensemble."

-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulrich_Phillipp)
11/15/2017

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