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De Dionyso, Arrington / Ted Byrnes

The Ballot or The Bullet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE]

De Dionyso, Arrington / Ted Byrnes: The Ballot or The Bullet [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD CODE] (Astral Spirits)

Olympia, WA based (but always on tour) saxophonist Arrington De Dionyso (Old Time Relijun, Malaikat dan Singa) and Los Angeles based percussionist Ted Byrnes (Sissy Spacek, LAFMS), in an unabating album of assertive free improvisation that borrows on Dionyso's interest in Indonesian trance music as Byrnes uses an unusual set of percussive accents over heavy drums.
 

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Arrington de Dionyso-tenor saxophone, baritone saxophones, bass clarinet

Ted Byrnes-percussion


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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS055
Squidco Product Code: 25001

Format: CASSETTE
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded at Post-Consumer, in Oakland, California, on March 5th, 2017, by Nicholas Taplin.

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"Maximal sax and drums meeting from Olympia, WA based (but always on tour) saxophonist Arrington De Dionyso and Los Angeles based percussionist Ted Byrnes. You probably know Arrington from his work with Old Time Relijun/Malaikat dan Singa. Ted Byrnes has played with a who's who of the LA experimental scene...Sissy Spacek, LAFMS (including Smegma, Airway, Ace Farren Ford's Artificial Art Ensemble, Rick and Joe Potts, Tom Recchion, etc), as well as folks like Jeff Parker, Michael Foster, Scott Cazan and more. "The Ballot or the Bullet" is unrelenting in a beautiful way that brings to mind both "Interstellar Space" and Dionyso's interest in Indonesian trance music."-Astral Spirits


Artist Biographies

"Arrington de Dionyso conjures Utopic Spaces with multiphonic vocal work & minimalist instrumentation. It's shamanic seance meets rock and roll ecstasy; "TRANCE PUNK" combining traditional ritual trance, electrified experimental approaches, dancehall rhythms, gamelan scales and mystically inspired Indonesian incantations. Shocking and hallucinatory, MALAIKAT DAN SINGA always aims to channel Spirit."

-Arrington de Dionyso Bandcampe Page (https://arrington.bandcamp.com/)
6/17/2024

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"Ted Byrnes is a drummer/percussionist living in Los Angeles. An alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he comes from a jazz background and has since made his home in the worlds of free improvisation, new music, electro-acoustic music, and noise.

Ted primarily works in ad hoc improvisational settings, but has standing improvisational groups including: a group with John Wiese, a duo with Jeff Parker, a duo with Chris Cooper (AQH), a duo with Charlie Mumma, a duo with Sam McKinlay, a duo with William Hutson, a trio with Jacob Wick and Michael Foster, among others. Additionally, Ted has played in duo/trio/or ensemble settings with: Mazen Kerbaj, Matt Weston, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Charlemagne Palestine, Alfred 23 Harth, Arrington de Dionyso, Jaap Blonk, Torsten Muller, Kim Myhr, Jim Denley, Lloyd Honeybrook, Chris Schlarb, Mike Watt, Paul Masvidal, the LAFMS (including Smegma, Airway, Ace Farren Ford's Artificial Art Ensemble, Rick and Joe Potts, Fredrik Nilsen, Tom Recchion, Vetza, etc), Sissy Spacek (the band), Maher Shalal Hash Baz, and more.

Ted's recorded output oscillates between heavily acoustic music and harsh noise while keeping a similar approach.

Ted has also collaborated with / worked for a variety of visual artists: he has accompanied a Doug Aitken "happening", scored and performed percussion for an Emily Mast performance, collaborated with Olivia Booth to play her glass artworks, collaborated with Dani Tull on a sound performance, performed with John Knuth and Bret Nicely at an installation in an empty pool, and has performed for FLUXUS artist Jeff Perkins on multiple occasions for his projector/light installations."

-Ted Byrnes Website (http://tedbyrnesdrums.com/about)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. 21:21

2. 7:13

SIDE B



1. 9:18

2. 16:25

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