Twins of El Dorado is NY trumpeter Joe Moffett (Ad Faunum, Inzinzac) in a duo with jazz vocalist Kristin Slipp (Art Bears Songbook) performing original work and a text setting by composer Wes Matthews.
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Label: Prom Night Records
Catalog ID: 018
Squidco Product Code: 17303
Packaging: Cardstock Sleeve
Recorded in February 2012 by Eric Carbonara at Nada Sound Studio.
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"New York-based trumpeter, improviser, and composer Joe Moffett approaches his work with a keen interest in unconventional sounds and forms, collective composition, and the intersection of words and music. He is co-founder of a number of ensembles such as Earth Tongues, with percussionist Carlo Costa and tubist Dan Peck; the Kaplan/Merega/Moffett Trio, which released its debut, Crows and Motives, in 2014 on Underwolf Records; and Trismegistus with bassist Sean Ali, trombonist Ben Gerstein, percussionist Devin Gray. Moffett's explorations into text and music are evident in his work with the experimental art song duo Twins of El Dorado, with vocalist Kristin Slipp. The ensemble's debut, Portend the End, was released on Prom Night Records in 2013."-Neither/Nor Records (http://www.neithernorrecords.com/neithernorrecords/artists.html)
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1. Effort 4:03
2. Multiple 2:27
3. Bill 'n Nancy 4:35
4. I Will [Not Set an Emily Dickinson Poem to Music] 3:30
5. Pond Long Song 3:08
6. Cleanly, Between 4:04
7. Improvisation 2:57
8. Fare Thee 0:58
9. Being That in America 6:52
10. In the Hearts of Animals 3:25
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"Portend the End is a collection of new art songs for voice and trumpet.
This debut recording from Twins of El Dorado features words and music by Kristin Slipp (Cuddle Magic, Art Bears Songbook) and Joe Moffett (Ad Faunum, Inzinzac) as well as a text setting by composer Wes Matthews.
Portend the End engages the listener with incantations and sound rituals that blur the line between the serious and the comical, the meaningful and the absurd.
Slipp and Moffett let their personal styles mingle to create bizarre and beautiful new pieces for their unconventional instrumental pairing."-Prom Night Records
Unusual Vocal Forms
NY Downtown & Metropolitan Jazz/Improv