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Cincinnati
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CD

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FIG 095CD FIG 095CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/11/2009

"The cooperative of composer/improvisers John Wiese (Sissy Spacek) and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) presents new a collection of works titled Cincinnati. So far Wiese & Yeh's previous full-length documents have been culled from live performance situations and one could site Cincinnati as the duo's first studio album. Recorded face-to-face in late 2007 at Ashworth Tap Room in Cincinnati OH, Cincinnati reveals further unexpected developments and strategies of this ongoing partnership. Familiar machineries were primed, but an increasingly alien attitude was fed through and processed into churning and bewildering shapes. The results of these sessions were catalogued and surgically isolated into specimens by Yeh; a little editing employed to carve the forms somewhat presentable, but no 'studio trickery' to mask the organic nature. Mastered by Saff Mastering to sharpen the bulbs and polish the blades, the whole of the fourteen tracks form a monumentally intimate body touched by indeterminate intuition, instant composition and interior logic. Wiese and Yeh first joined together on a stage in Columbus OH, and since then have participated in the No-FI/CMN 'Free Noise' 2007 tour in the UK, as well as fireworks-laden travels through coastal, midwest and southern USA. With many finished missives yet to be issued, and many ideas discussed but not yet realized, the combined restlessness and curiosity of the team insures that Cincinnati gestures not only towards the past and present, but the future as well."