Fataka

Cinema

John Coxon - electric guitar and prepared piano
Evan Parker - tenor saxophone
Eddie Prévost - percussion

1. Cinema   54:53

Recorded by Tom Bugs live at The Cube, Bristol on 8 March 2008
Mixed by Rick Campion at City University Music Studios
Mastered by Rupert Clervaux at Gray's Inn Road
Many thanks to Mark & Chiz (Qu Junktions) and all at The Cube
Artwork by James Vickery
Music by John Coxon, Evan Parker and Eddie Prévost

Diverse musical elements - coruscating cymbal scrapes, shimmering amplifier hum, melancholy saxophone circlings, sharp hits of snare, string and reed, slow motion guitar riffs, deep tam-tam surges and floor tom rasps, hypnotic prepared piano figures, and hovering fragments of song-like melodies - fracture and coalesce in this single intense improvisation.

Featuring two of the foundational figures of free improvisation alongside a younger arrival, this recording captures the first meeting of this trio. They had all played together before separately, and the combination of familiarity and unfamiliarity proved productive: there's plenty of divergence and convergence here, and plenty of tension too - most interestingly, perhaps, in their differing approaches to repetition and tonality. At times coming uncomfortably close to each other, at times standing far apart, the trio moves inexorably towards a beautiful - and, in its simplicity, startling - conclusion.

Numbered edition of 500 CDs
350gsm card outer cover
150gsm paper inner cover
Monochrome risograph print

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