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Ni Maître, Ni Marteau
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LP

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DEMEGO 015LP DEMEGO 015LP
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RELEASE DATE
2/15/2011

A key ingredient in disappearing ink, Thymolphthalein describes the working method of this brilliant French-Australian quintet. Leader Anthony Pateras (Pivixki) conceived a detailed hour-long structural premise for the group's first tour in 2009, creating a masterful pastiche of richly dynamic, timbrally-devastating explorations for electroacoustic ensemble, melded by his own distinctive prepared piano and analog electronics. Natasha Anderson combines buzzing slabs of electroacoustic sound with fractured acoustic gestures, sculpting exquisite perceptual explorations with recorders and electronics, producing a poetic and uncanny otherness. Will Guthrie expertly fuses the drum kit with an array of homemade electro-acoustic devices to produce a fluid cataclysm of sonic richness, melded by his searing technical prowess and faultless ear. Jérôme Noetinger is THE live concréte maestro, electro-acoustically manipulating his bandmates with expert timing and breathtaking invention, scrambling proceedings with the occasional ring-modulated depth charge. Clayton Thomas' thoughtful and virtuosic prepared double bass playing has taken Europe by storm since moving there from Sydney in 2007 -- part groove cannon, part kinetic sculpture, all parts BAD bass skills. Natasha Anderson (contrabass recorder and electronics), Will Guthrie (percussion and electronics), Jérôme Noetinger (tape machines and electronics), Clayton Thomas (double bass and preparations), Anthony Pateras (prepared piano and analog synthesizer). All music by Thymolphthalein, performed live at SWR2 New Jazz Meeting, Gare du Nord, Basel, November 15th, 2009. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin -- 45 rpm. Edition of 500 copies.