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Open
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CD

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ERST 032CD ERST 032CD
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RELEASE DATE
9/29/2003

"Arising from these intensive rehearsals was a new group aesthetic and a shift in focus from acoustic to electronic based material. By this stage, Durrant had developed a personal language using software synths and treatments and Wastell had begun investigating a sound source comprising what he refers to as 'amplified textures', into which Davis' newfound interest in field recordings and electronics fit perfectly. open documents this exciting period in the group's evolution, with enough groundwork having been laid to develop a strong and unique musical identity but without the all-too-identifiable sound of a group overfamiliar with itself. Open was recorded in two sessions at LMC sound in March and May 2003, both superbly engineered by Tom Wallace. It represents the first recording of Durrant exclusively using a computer, and points to a new direction for the London scene, one more organic and less directly rooted in the free improvisation of the 1980's. open largely consists of tiny, connected events, never drifting into excessive caution, always taking risks and ceaselessly pressing against the overhanging silence." Matt Davis: (field recordings, electronics, trumpet); Phil Durrant: (software synths and treatments); Mark Wastell: (amplified textures).