BUTCHER / MIKE HANSEN / TOMASZ KRAKOWIAK, JOHN - EQUATIONS (CD)


"A key to the success of this recording is the well-balanced "equation" of these three specific musicians. Hansen is a Toronto-based turntablist who tends more to Christian Marclay than Kid Koala. He explains, "I started manipulating records back in high school during my school radio program. My sound comes from two old record players and a couple of guitar pedals." Krakowiak self-deprecatingly refers to his set-up as "Nothing else but a drum with a microphone attached to it, going further to an old digital delay/ echo/ reverb effect box." Butcher, one of Britain's most renowned improvisors of the last decade, uses his sax as a wind, pad and spit amplifier rather than a single-toned instrument. Together, it's hard to tell where one begins and the other leaves off. Equation is editied into two suites. The results sound like a greatest hits (greatest bits?) compilation, but each suite is coherent." (Exclaim) John Butcher, soprano and tenor saxophones, Mike Hansen, record players, Tomasz Krakowiak, percussion.
in stock | CA| 2004| SPOOL | 14.90


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