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ARTIST
TITLE
Loci Of Change: Sound And Sensibility
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MRCD32 MRCD32
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/9/1996

First ever solo percussion release by the founding member of AMM, recorded in 1996. "Such complex layering is a characteristic of AMM music and it is to AMM music that the most immediate comparisons must be made. The 'landscape' pieces presented here evoke most nearly the unhurried, laminal, deep listening qualities of AMM music. Comparisons and parallels may be found with the big drum cultures of Africa and Japan, the Korean ajaeng and komungo, the invented instruments of Harry Partch, the low-tech electronics of Hugh Davies and Paul Lytton: but these are comparisons of detail, the broad structural concerns are the same ones to be heard in classic AMM performance... The surprise lies in the technical achievement involved, since such an evocation is no easy task for a solo performer. To reveal the nuts and bolts of how this astonishingly rich, complex, many coloured multi-layered music is made is perhaps as crass and unnecessary as explaining how Ad Reinheardt maintained such control over nine shades of black pigment or how Sonny Rollins can alter the tone colour of the tenor saxophone to sound like a flute or a baritone. Of course there is a technical explanation involving motorised beaters and plectra, strings, bows, hollow bridges of metal and wood, etc. -- these are the inventions which EP has always been so good at. The resulting music is the discovery."