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Engage

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Auricle AMCDR 169 51'01" CD-R 7.00 + p&p

Engage 13'24"
1. Action 7'58"
2. Error 0'09"
3. Reaction 5'16"

4. Collide 15'48"

Splinter 21'38"
5. Matter 2'31"
6. Spark 0'26"
7. Germ 6'32"
8. Life 11'10"
9. ? 0'56"

Recorded live to digital at Tachyon Studio 26 October 2009.
Transfer and premix 28 December 2009.
Mix, edit and collage 17 October 2010.
Engineer: Alan Freeman.

Alan Freeman: digital electronics, sounds, loops, guitar, percussion.
Steve Freeman: analogue electronics, sounds, loops, bass, objects.
Dave Powell: flute, hurdy gurdy, toys, bells, etc.
Jim Tetlow: digital electronics, sounds, Cajon drum, voice, jaw harp.

A change of format for this 2009 Extremities session, just three big suites, two of them in reconstructed "collage" format works, book-ending a flowing opus that was left pretty much intact. The track details above should help you make sense of that! So we have three treks that follow a rough compositional strategy: a calm start, with diversions and developments, leading to a climactic ending. Think explorative Faust, very early Kraftwerk, meeting Third Ear Band with a whole wealth of other unexpected elements, featuring flute, guitars, percussion, and a whole "orchestra" of electronics, Mellotron sounds, etc. In many ways it's the best introduction to Extremities yet, never too weird or extreme, although it is as always a challenging and groundbreaking trip, it's even a little melodic and cosmic in parts too!

First edition (quantity not specified) - released ?/?/2010.
Second edition (quantity not specified) - released ?/?/2013.




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