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1-2 Weeks
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CD

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RER 02 RER 02
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RELEASE DATE
3/3/2003

"Improvisation is the main raison d'ĂȘtre for this Italian trio, who met in the mid 90's, and are now one of the leading groups on the international improvising circuit. ReR released their first CD Dentro -- a collaboration with ex Henry Cow man Tim Hodgkinson -- in 1998. It was an extremely dense concoction, where blocks of sound were manoeuvred about like large objects on a building site. For their new album Ossatura have mostly abandoned the acoustic instruments which featured heavily on Dentro. Verso focuses on the electronic noise making gadgets they have built or acquired over the years. Without the ameliorating affect of 'real' instruments the sound is more stark, more elemental, and the textures are more open. It's a series of almost violent electronic interventions, in their words 'highly dense sound events'. At times it's like being trapped inside the entrails of a sci fi computer game, as one is bombarded by sonic debris. At others the music settles into hypnotic repeating gestures. Its great to hear electronic music produced by real players, in real time -- a million miles from the pre-programmed lap top fare which has recently threatened to dominate the scene."