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ARTIST
TITLE
The World Turned Upside Down
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ERST 005CD ERST 005CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/20/2000

"The World Turned Upside Down documents their first meeting as a trio (and the first meeting ever between Rowe and Sugimoto), captured in vivid detail in concert at Les Instants Chavires in October of '99. The performance builds upon Sugimoto's guitar reflections, with Rowe and Muller slowly tracing jagged spirals around his ever-evolving line. Much like an AMM performance, this is a journey with no discernible beginning or end, striking a precarious balance between tranquility and turbulence. The front cover was painted by Rowe, and the gorgeous drawings and calligraphy which adorn the rest of the package come from a tour diary kept by Masae Tanabe. 'The trio evolves into an electroacoustic ecosystem of insect chirps, bog-creature glissandi and Sugimoto's lone guitar qua guitar, whose ghostly presence soaks the proceedings with a sober grace. No strangers to the art of palpable restraint, the participants create a masterpiece of understatement in an idiom as unforced as it is entrancing.' -- Robert Lim