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Masked Pickle (Scemama / Malmendier / Weil): 7 (Relative Pitch)

A fully free, quirky and marvelous set of virtually indescribable improvisation from the trio of French vocalist Clara Weill (known from her work with Fred Frith), Olivia Scemama on bass and Tom Malmendier on drums, three active international collaborators with powerful technical skills and a strange sense of humor willing to take their music where ever it oddly leads.

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UPC: 5904224870478

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPR1137
Squidco Product Code: 31747

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at White Noise Studio, by Pavel Tchikov.


Clara Weil-vocals

Olivia Scemama-bass

Tom Malmendier-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Clara Weil is a French vocal artist, known for her work with Loomings, and the improvising quartet of Fred Frith/Clara Weil/Anil Eraslan/Tom Malmendier."

-Squidco 12/2/2022

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"Olivia Scemama started playing the electric bass on her own, listening to 90s metal. In early 2000's she discovered jazz and the double bass at the American School of Modern Music, and later went to study classical music to improve her technique and knowledge on the instrument.

Between 2002 and 2009, Olivia was very active on the metal scene: Aborted at Wacken OpenAir (DE), No Return at Summer breeze (DE), Hole in the Sky (Nor), more recently Argile at Hellfest (Fr)... while playing in pop, jazz, hip-hop, dance or theatre projects, and teaching.

In 2013, she starts collaborating with improvisers from the free and experimental scene, especially the trio of Isao Yu and Makoto Sato. Then she meets musicians from the french collectives 2035 and Coax, and l'Œil Kollecktif in Belgium.

In 2019, she plays and records with TRIBALISM3 (Yann Joussein, Luca Ventimiglia), WAD (Philippe Gleizes, Aymeric Avice, Niels Mestre), MANOLITO (Tom Malmendier, Thomas Zielinski), WONDERBACH (Yann Joussein, Manuel Adnot, Marie Takahashi), MASKED PICKLE (Tom Malmendier, Clara Weil), CRYING OUT LOUD as part of THE BRIDGE project (Dan Bitney, Rob Frye, Simon Sieger, JayVe Montgomery)."

-Olivia Scemama Website (

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"Born in 1984, obviously self-taught, from the very beginning interested more in sound than in technique, his way to explore and to learn was to play with more and more musicians, everyone who accept actually!

So really soon improvisation took an important part in his work.

He met Michel Massot in Liège, and did a lot of workshop in Mulhouse (Festival Meteo) with people like Okkyung Lee, Chris Corsano, Mats Gustaffson, .. and all this, and also all the meetings are still feeding his sound experiences.

Tom is now very active in L'Oeil Kollectif in Liège, Ninglinspo, Nystagmus, Bobby de Nazareth, duo with Cecile Thévenot, duo with Phil Maggi and a lot of other bands..."

-Tom Malmendier Website (

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track listing:

1. 780 13:00

2. 362 06:02

3. 300 05:00

4. 584 09:44

5. 642 10:42

6. 120 02:00
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"Olivia Scemama on bass and Tom Malmendier on drums with vocalist Clara Weil Vocals, bass, drums, Masked Pickle is three singular "voices" who express their ideas in a unique way, follow their flow but also like to break it, deconstruct the easy path of the sound by yelling, whispering, blowing, bawling, roaring, scraping, declaiming, knocking."-Relative Pitch"

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