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Sleeping in Vilna (Ladd / Robinson / Randall / Rothbrust): Why Waste Time (Ayler)

An all-improvised transnational collaboration recorded in the studio and live at Les Instants Chavires in France, between Mike Ladd (vocals/synthi), Carol Robinson (clarinets/voice), Dave Randall (guitar) and Dirk Rothbrust (drum/percussion).

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UPC: 7320470141960

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-130
Squidco Product Code: 16887

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Olivier Olry at Microbe Studios, Saint-Cloud and at Les Instants Chavires, Montreuil, France.


Dave Randall-guitar

Dirk Rothbrust-drums, percussion

Carol Robinson-clarinets, voice

Mike Ladd-voice, synthi

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track listing:

1. Let Nobody 3:21

2. Million Knots 2:53

3. Odd Soul 1:04

4. Entropy 2:04

5. Angels Crazy 4:27

6. Why Waste Time 2:16

7. Past Chaser 3:45

8. Marvelling 3:30

9. Drenched in Us 3:41

10. The Chew Voices 1:07

11. Steppe Together 3:40

12. In A Name 4:35

13. Oh Honey 1:25
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"An all-improvised transnational collaboration recorded in the studio and live at Les Instants Chavires in France.

Mike is known for fucked-up musical musings and lyrics and has released many a cut on Big Dada records. He brings his voice and synthi to the mix. Carol comes from the contemporary and experimental worlds. She plays all sorts of clarinets and sometimes talks on mic. Dave plays with a whole bunch of people including Faithless and has released records as Slovo and Randall. He brings electric guitar and his guitar FX to the mix. Dirk is a drummer and general heavy new music guy from Köln. He brings lots of surprising things on which to bang.

It's a question of connection, of combining multiple sound worlds, of going into totally unexpected places..."-Ayler

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