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Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean

Live at Islington Mills [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE]

Konstrukt w/ Graham Massey & David McLean: Live at Islington Mills  [CASSETTE with DOWNLOAD CODE] (Astral Spirits)

The Turkish Konstrukt trio teamed up with 808 State guitarist Graham Massey and pianist David Andrew McLean (Charles Hayward's Anonymous Bash) for a live album at Islington Mill in Salford England for two sides of blistering avant-funk & cosmic space sounds.

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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: As031
Squidco Product Code: 22547

Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded live at Islington Mills, In Manchester, United Kingdom, on August 13th, 2015 by Sam Weaver.


Korhan Futaci-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, reeds, loops

Berke Can Ozcan-drums, electronic drums

Barlas Tan Ozemek-electric bass, synth

Graham Massey-electric guitar, bass clarinet

Umut Caglar-electric guitar, organ, flute, reeds, drum machine

David Andrew McLean-electric piano, tenor saxophone

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Artist Biographies:

"Korhan Futacı: Turkish composer, saxophonist bio Gained recognition for his lyrics, compositions and saxophone performance on Tamburada's album 'Fantastik'. His audience grew with Dandadadan's album 'Sen Bana Birini Android'. Performed at Berlin, Antwerp, Istanbul, Akbank, Alanya and Afyon jazz festivals. Also innumerable times at concert venues in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Antalya. Shared the stage with many international artists. His debut album containing all his own lyrics and compositions was released in 2010. He worked with Andy Jackson, whom we know from Pink Floyd and David Gilmore albums. Second album 'Pavurya' met the audience in 2012. sound Chaos of İstanbul and musical journey of madness. line-up Korhan Futacı (vocal, saxophone) Özün Usta (percussion, vibraphone, acoustic effects) Ediz Hafızoğlu (drums and cymbals) Gökhan Şahinkaya (bass guitar) Selim Saraçoğlu (gitar Barlas) Tan Özemek (guitar Barlas) Görkem Karabudak (keyboards)"

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"Founder/producer of the record label "Who Are We Who We Are" leads a project that connects different drummers worldwide, it's called "Big Beats Big Times", so far the participants were Kenny Wollesen, Erland Dahlen, Jack Irons, Steve Nistor, Craig Santiago, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Blair Sinta and Sebastian Maschat. One of the two founders of MUTUMUT, a drum duo with Ozun Usta, playing calf and goat skinned vintage kits teaches and conducts an improvisational rhythm orchestra titled "Ritmus" in Sabanci University since 2012 some of the past & present bands/projects are: 123, Lara Di Lara, Marika, Sundowner, Great Republic of South, Tamburada, DANdadaDAN, Korhan Futaci & Kara Orkestra, Sezen Aksu."

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"Graham Massey (born 4 August 1960 in Manchester) was a member of experimental jazz rock group Biting Tongues once signed to Factory Records. By 1988, he was a founding member of the British band, 808 State, formed in Manchester, England which by 1989 became the focus of his work and resulted in the demise of Biting Tongues. Originally a hip hop group called Hit Squad Manchester, they shifted to an acid house sound, recording their debut album, Newbuild in 1988 under the new name 808 State."

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"Umut Çağlar Born 1972, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey Member of Dead Country, Konstrukt Genres Free Improvisation" (

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"David McLean is a Manchester based Multi-Instrumentalist, Improviser and founder of Tombed Visions Records. His solo projects include Stushevatsya and Punctum and plays in groups such as River Slaughter, Cornered Yet Climbing, Gnod, Action Beat, Charles Hayward's Anonymous Bash, Lake of Snakes, Severed Shadow, Aging and Naked (On Drugs). As an active member of Manchester's creative/improvised music scene, McLean has performed and collaborated with the likes of Colin Webster, Pascal Nichols, Kelly Jayne Jones, Sam Weaver, Andrew Cheetham, Danny Saul, Otto Willberg, Christian Weaver, David Birchall, Oliver Barrett, Lauren Bolger, Sam Andreae as well as international musicians such as Konstrukt, Damo Suzuki and Yuri Landman." (

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track listing:


1. Part I 20:22


1. Part II 20:21
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"Konstrukt has been making a name for themselves for a quite a while now with an incredibly impressive discograpy of LP's featuring a who's who list of guests such as Joe McPhee, Marshall Allen, Peter Brotzmann, William Parker and so many more.

Live at Islington Mill recorded in Salford England and gives us two sides of blistering avant-funk, cosmic space sounds, and pure inspired playing throughout. Konstrukt never ceases to amaze at how well they can incorporate guest players into their own sound, "Part II" finds them coming straight out of the gate with a heavy groove and some powerful saxophone screams before it calms down into a more open section that still maintains a steady pulse.

Think Agharta or On The Corner or even the more grooving era of the Sun Ra Arkestra but with an added layer of cosmic sounds via drum machines, synths and exotic reed instruments...not many groups can pull this sound off without falling into an unflattering repetition of their forebearers, Konstrukt here with Massey and McLean pull it off handily."-Astral Spirits

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