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I've recommended this album as an ideal introduction to Derek Bailey's singular art for more than 20 years…what a pleasure it is to find it on Bandcamp, where I'm glad for the opportunity to purchase and recommend it anew. Tracks 1-3 find Bailey in characteristically flinty, mercurial form; in tracks 4, 6 & 7 you imagine him luxuriating in his instrument's warm, rich sound, and "Interlude" is one of his priceless accompanied chats. Consistently brilliant, with surprises throughout. Steve Smith
supported by 12 fans who also own “The last train”
This is an unusual string quartet – with two cellists and two violinists. The lines of their instruments clash, overlap, build a quasi-resonant echo or sinusoidal forms, harmonize, but also verge upon Penderecki-style horror. Yet this is not a conceptual digression, but a complete composition that requires the listener’s attention throughout – and the result is perfect.
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