DAVIS & FRANCES-MARIE UITTI, GARETH - GRAMERCY (CD)


"On 'Gramercy', we find clarinet abuser Gareth Davis (who might be best known for collaborations with Machinefabriek and Steven R. Smith) paired with virtuoso cellist Frances-Marie Uitti. Uitti is widely revered for her unusual and original twin bow technique, which allows her to eke out far more sounds from the humble cello that you might initially expect. These sweeps and drones are matched perfectly with Davis's patented haunted drones and breathy chokes resulting in a deftly academic yet unnervingly involving narrative. 'Gramercy' manages the most difficult thing of all and makes music usually restricted to the hallowed libraries of institutions somehow read perfectly amongst label- mates Kreng and Gultskra Artikler. Davis and Uitti are not self-consciously 'dark' but their treatments, when combined evoke unmistakably shadowy, abstract imagery. It would be demeaning to simply label 'Gramercy' as cinematic, but this is dreamlike and alluring in the best possible way, bringing to mind the seamier, more unusual celluloid memories you could possibly conjure up." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | NO| 2012| MIASMAH | 13.90


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