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ARTIST
TITLE
Apertura
FORMAT
CD

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BLUE 002CD BLUE 002CD
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"Cheerful Mats was dragged into the studio last year by David Grubbs for the ostensible purpose of contributing to a Thicket-in-the-works. The pair instead became terminally sidetracked with recording the two lengthy duets for harmonium and tenor saxophone and harmonium and fluteophone (Mat's invention -- a flute with a reed mouthpiece) that make up Apertura. Listening to Apertura, the first question is 'who is doing what?' It's not certain that even the artists themselves know." Two long tracks (65 minutes total) of deep, evolving drone, in what has to be the most lovable/likable Grubbs concoction to date.