an extra quiet fusing of two common elements on thee bwog - artsy new improv and artsy lowercase electronic/electroacoustics. what follows is absolutely one of my favorite releases within those borders, and possibly my favorite release from Bernhard Günter and his label, trente oiseaux.
sadly, as of last summer, Mr. Günter has run out of time and resources to keep trente oiseaux releasing new music. the label will continue distribution of its releases. for the last maybe 15 years, trente oiseaux has been a fine outlet for modern electroacoustic composition and innovative instrumentalists.
+minus (bernhard günter, electric cellotar, CDs / graham halliwell, feedback sax / mark wastell, percussion)
a rainy koran verse
Live recordings from a brief UK tour. Liner notes included in the .zip. Having listened to much of Günter's compositions, the lowercase electronic and "new silence" improv scenes, I feel this is a really strong statement that encompasses the player's diverse backgrounds (and Günter's role as a bandleader of sorts) in a beautiful, restrained recording and rather, uh, "electro-acoustic" (amplification plays a major role in everyone's pallette). we can haggle over what the use of recordings as a bed for improvisation "means" or whatever, I think that here, at least, it allows the group to achieve the result they are looking for. enjoy!