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Butterfly Dust
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CD

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VHF 044CD VHF 044CD
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"The first solo CD by Simon Wickham-Smith follows a long and prolific 10 year recording partnership with Richard Youngs. Recorded during a temporary relocation to Australia, Butterfly Dust is a strikingly intimate solo performance on organ, voice, Peruvian Reed, and didgeridoo. The performances here are informed by a rare combination of virtuosity and exploratory improvisation. In comparison with some prior performances (e.g. Simon's startlingly skilled assault on a grand piano on Knish), Butterfly Dust is in a more minimal style, where sounds are given room to build up and establish a mood over the long term. This is particularly true of the long organ solo "Objects Appearing", where notes are slowly added to a drone over a period of several minutes, giving each newly introduced note a significant impact."