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Cyanobacteria / Hubsch

Are You an Orchid or a Dandelion?

Cyanobacteria / Hubsch: Are You an Orchid or a Dandelion? (Toxo Records)

The trio of Renato Grieco on bass, Francesco Gregoretti on drums, Carl Ludwig Hubsch on tuba in a studio album of dense, deep improvisation, using amplification and feedback with extreme technique and meticulously controlled playing to create slowly evolving sonic environments of profound depth and mystery, a shadowy and fascinating album fraught with suspense.
 

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Renato Grieco-bass

Francesco Gregoretti-drums

Carl Ludwig Hubsch-tuba


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Label: Toxo Records
Catalog ID: TX07
Squidco Product Code: 28452

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Italy
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at the basement studio in Naples, Italy, on September 26th, 2016.

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"The liner notes describe the music as "music evoked from an underworld and only whispered to the surface", and this is actually quite an accurate description. Italian musicians Renato Grieco on drums and Francesco Gregoretti welcome German tuba player Carl Ludwig Hübsch for an otherworldly trio - or is it underworldly? - that produces the lightest of sounds from their heavy instruments, creating a sensation of organic growth and interaction.

Gregoretti is an avant-garde percussionist who has several bands with similar names: "Grizzly Imploded", "Strongly Imploded" and "Oddly Imploded" (with a recent album on Shhpuma). Renato Grieco's discography is more limited, with more releases as the sound engineer than as a musician, but in a context like this, that may be an advantage. Hübsch no longer needs introduction, appearing with his tuba and idiosyncratic view on music on more than 120 albums.

The title of the album refers to a book by pediatrician Dr. Tom Boyce on education, starting from the premise "that some people are like dandelions - able to thrive in just about any environment. Others are more like orchids: when conditions are harsh, they tend to wilt. But when conditions are right, they actually do even better than their hardier peers".

On the five tracks, they answer the question by presenting other flowers and plants, each with their own nature and complexity, showing that there is more to this world than stereotypes.

• Epiphyte a plant that grows on another plant, especially one that is not parasitic
•Calotropis is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family
•Solanum is a large and diverse genus of flowering plants, which include three food crops of high economic importance, the potato, the tomato and the eggplant
•Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae
•Silene acaulis, known as moss campion or cushion pink, is a small mountain-dwelling wildflower that is common all over the high arctic and tundra in the higher mountains of Eurasia and North America

As mentioned in other albums on which Hübsch performs, the music could be the soundtrack of the undergrowth in tropical forests, slowly growing, unfolding, entertwining, branching in different directions, unpredictable yet without loosing its essence, giving cover to skittering critters and creatures. Like nature, music is endless, impossible to categorise or to fathom: it can only be experienced and savored.

This will not be for everyone's ears, but if you're open to uncommon sounds, there is a lot to enjoy here."-Stef, The Free Jazz Collective


Artist Biographies

Renato Grieco: "I'm a composer and sound enthusiast based in Naples, south Italy.

Nowadays I'm involved in several sound activities which finds me working on topics such as listening, archiving, questioning space trough producing and recording sounds.Since 2012 I've been training myself to master repetitive movements both feeble or very projective and I spent a lot of time designing tools or spaces for listening, speaking inside objects, listening through objects, all of this with a critical attitude regarding sound ecology.

I just try to not place myself in the border between scientific nor theoretical thoughts. I assume listening as a proper cognitive tool itself, which affect intellect and body with its own semantics, humor and tragic nature."

-Renato Grieco Website (https://rongrieco.tumblr.com/about)
2/26/2024

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Francesco Gregoretti is an Italian jazz drummer, known for the groups and projects Architeuthis Rex, Grizzly Imploded, Many Others, Oddly Imploded, One Starving Day, and Strongly Imploded.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1361870-Francesco-Gregoretti)
2/26/2024

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"Besides his own project like Hübsch's Longrun Development of the Universe, Drift and Hübsch's Primordial Soup he founded the ENSEMBLE X and co-leads the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra together with Matthias Schubert and Frank Gratkowski.

Hübsch is part of many collective projects and ensembles and works as side man in various projects. Carl Ludwig Hübsch performed with musicians like Arthur Blythe, Michiel Braam, Thomasz Stanko, Paul Lytton, Lester Bowie, Jasper vant Hof, Paul Lovens, Ernst Reijseger, Angelika Sheridan, Peter Keller, Thomas Lehn, Martin Theurer, Gunda Gottschalk, Axel Dörner, Ute Völker, Gino Robair, Philip Zoubek, Le Quan Ninh, Michel Doneda, Scott Fields, Michael Vorfeld, Uwe Oberg, Ulrich Phillipp, Franz Hautzinger, Sebastian Gramss, Nils Wogram, Frank Köllges, Udo Moll a.m.o. throughout the planet.

He participated in numerous projects like e.g.

• The F-Orkestra
• Oktoberorchestra Amsterdam 1994
• Humannoise Congress
• Hannes Zerbe / Willem Breuker Blech Band 1995
• Matthias Schubert Sextett 1997
• Kammeroper "Idyllen" von Thomas Beimel 1999
• Matthias Schubert Quartett 2002
• European Tuba Quartett from 2000
• Markus Eichenbergers Domino Orchestra 2003
• Toyteens `lil Rosies (Klare, Buhrs, de Jode, Hübsch)
• Post No Bills ab 1995
• Adam Noidlts Missiles
• Carl Ludwig Hübsch/Harald Kimmig Duo
• Adam Noidlts Missiles
• Thomas Heberers LipL from 2007
• Achim Krämer Georg Wissel Carl Ludwig Hübsch
• Franz Hautzingers Trompetenorchester 2008
• Bik Bent Braam / Braam Hybrid Tentett
• Ensemble [H]iatus from 2008

fellowships or study travels lead Hübsch troughout the continents, e.g.to India in 1997 for studies with Ramamani (Karnataka College of Percussion)or to Namibia in the year 2000, to the USA ( OMI-Arts Stipendium 2002) • but also to closer places like Essen (Jazzpott Award 2003 ) or to Basel (2008 / 2009 Residency of the Stiftung Bartels Fondation) Huebsch's work is documented in numerous radio and CD productions."

-Carl Ludwig Hubsch Website (http://www.clhuebsch.de/index.php/en/projects-en)
2/26/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Epiphyte 10:38

2. Calotropis 8:04

3. Solanum 7:12

4. Camellia 18:22

5. Silene Acaulis 7:17

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings

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