Sunday, 15 May 2011

Volcanic Tongue... reviews the A Band

"Edition of 50 numbered copies 3” CD-R documenting a rare trio performance from long-term UK free/freak ensemble The A Band, here represented by Simon Murphy, Karl M V Waugh and Alasdair Willis. Recorded live at The Iron Duke in November 2010, there’s a great cracked free jazz feel to much of this, with someone slow-dialling cold war electronics beneath an eerie melodic/reeds back and forth that could almost be session players from The TV Personalities’ Mummy You’re Not Watching Me channelling the ghost of Anima Sound during downtime or a more punk-primitive This Heat pitching for a gig with The Shadow Ring. But where’s Walden?" (Volcanic Tongue)

Volcanic Tongue visits the Goetheanum

"Hovering edge-of-the-void style psychedelic drone from Matthew who runs the Apollolaan Recordings label and also records as Tex La Homa and Fougou with Brian Lavelle. Some of the mystery of Thomas Koner’s endlessly bleak gong works, aspects of the sidereal Masami Akita/Christoph Heemann collaboration, all rendered with a reverb heavy/ritual atmosphere that is almost Japanese. Music for guitar, piano, singing bowl and voice. Numbered edition of 50 copies." (Volcanic Tongue)

Volcanic Tongue Lifts Into My Hands

Thanks to Heather and David from the ever excellent Volcanic Tongue, for the lovely review of 'Lift into my Hands' by Andrew Paine:

"New solo piano work from Andrew Paine that operates on the very extremes of volume/fidelity: following on from his earlier solo piano work, The Haunts Of Ancient Peace, Lift Into My Hands dissolves the instrument in foggy blooms of tone that expand with all of the slow-motion majesty of colour into water. The percussive aspect of the keys is completely submerged so that instead there are just sighing clouds of melody that move in forlorn shapes across landscapes shaped like memories. If you’re a fan of Andrew Chalk you need to check in. Numbered edition of only 50 copies. Recommended."