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Engage

EXTREMITIES

DISCHARGE

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Auricle AMCDR 169 7.00

duration: 51'01"

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!

Versions...
CD-R - released 2010.
CD-R second edition - released 2013.
Hosted on Bandcamp by Jim Tetlow.




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