WELLS / STEFAN SCHNEIDER, BILL - PIANOTAPES (LP)


"Actually what Bill Wells and Stefan Schneider are doing on their new album "Pianotapes" is chamber music. Wells plays fragile scales on the Bechstein grand piano, while Schneider records them on two old reel-to-reel tape machines and plays the recordings back at altered speeds. This real-time recording process is reflected in Well's piano playing, who replies with modulation and key changes, building the sounds and ideas into his improvisation, playing with them and developing them. For the recordings the two musicians only rehearsed the technical set-up, everything else came about through improvisation. And the result is a rich tapestry of sound. Occasionally Schneider and Wells add synthesizer sounds into these counterplay of original and copy. The atmosphere has soemthing of a fairytale quality to it, but is never too eccentric. This is music that has been arranged with great clarity to make for something atmospheric and fascinatingly timeless. Chamber music for the closing phases of globalisation." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2010| KARAOKE KALK | 12.90


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