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ARTIST
TITLE
Do
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
NON 015CD NON 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/24/2004

"6 piece Improv band from Berlin meets Nonplace hard drives. The experiment took place in June 2003. The formation Shank, a group of 6 passionate improvisers from Berlin set up their equipment in the large session room: drums/bass/guitar/percussion/trumpet/samplers and an insane amount of fx processors. The purpose: play music out of nothing. Shank actually is a pure live instrumental band. Over the past 5 years they were touring Brazil, India, USA, Turkey and Europe; they were part of the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival in New York 1999 and performed on various European Jazz Festivals. The motto is always the same: invent tunes from scratch. Their grooves are embedded, melting in the music, overlapped by suspense filled melodic and harmonic lines. During a live show in Berlin 2003 the Nonplace label decided to let Burnt Friedman produce Shank. In another studio space prepared for recordings Burnt Friedman hooked up his computer and hard drives. The sessions took one week, the following editing process 3 months. The first 2 probes of this hard disc improv mayhem are included on Difficult Easy Listening (non14/tracks 1,5), the previous Nonplace release. Former Recordings with Shank members include Teo Macero, Kevin Coyne, Jazzanova, Micatone, Orientation, Paul Brody Octet and Tanmoy Bose´s Taaltantra. Tanmoy Bose is Ravi Shankar´s tabla player and one of India´s top Tabla-Players. Besides the musicians are known for the musical participation in award winning radioplays, dance-, theatre- and film-projects. As you can hear Shank think and act globally ; hence, the music on this nonplaced disc entitled Do can be described as Abstract Global Music combining acoustic, electrically amplified and electronic sound sources. Their independency from any determining musical categories is one of their greatest achievements."