So among these, I hands-down recommend the one with Lethe (Kuwayama Kiyoharu, perhaps best known as half of the duo Kuwayama-Kijima with Rina Kijima, responsible for some really dramatic and mysterious site-specific improvisation released by the likes of Trente Oiseaux and Alluvial), which is really, really amazing, in my own contingent but triple-tested opinion. That's the dark stuff, and heady heady heady. Also recommended is the collaboration with Murmur. The one with Liles is not quite so much my cup of tea but is sure to appeal to others in a way I can't quite manage. The Low Ground recording with Colin Potter is exemplary and might be the most essential document after the one with Lethe (and lots of fans of Coleclough and/or Potter would probably place it first).
Jonathan Coleclough & Lethe: LONG HEAT
2005 - Standard edition: Digipak CD, edition of 700, ICR43 (UK)
2005 - Special edition - Digipak CD & bonus CD - edition of 250 - ICR43/44 (UK)
This is the special edition of 250 copies, consisting of 2 CD's with each one track:
CD 1 Long Heat (54:37)
CD 2 Long Heat Second Part (38:14)
Long Heat is the result of a collaboration between Jonathan Coleclough and Lethe (Kuwayama Kiyoharu) which started when the two performed together in 2002.
Lethe website: http://www.lethe-voice.com/kk/
Available directly from ICR at http://www.icrdistribution.com/
Jonathan Coleclough & murmer: HUSK (ICR, 2006)
Husk is released in three versions:
Standard edition: ICR57 (edition of 700)
Special edition 1: ICR57 + ICR58 (edition of 200)
Special edition 2: ICR57 + ICR58 + ICR59 (edition of 47, only 25 for sale)
Husk is the first product of an ongoing collaboration between Jonathan Coleclough and murmer (US born composer Patrick McGinley.) They first met in 2002 after appearing on the compilation LP Chaleur, and soon began work on the material that would become Husk Sharing a fascination with using found sound in their music, Husk includes recordings of refrigerators, thunderstorms, sheep, car horns, ferryboats, windblown sand, crackling charcoal, as well as more conventional instrumental sounds including a variety of percussion instruments. Much of the music started as live improvisation, in one case during a radio broadcast on McGinleyís regular Framework slot on the London-based radioart station Resonance FM. These live recordings have been carefully edited and mixed over several years.
Husk is packaged in a 6-panel Digisleeve featuring photographs by Patrick McGinley.
The first 200 copies of Husk include a second CD of pieces recorded over the same period. A further 47 copies (only 25 of them for sale) include both CDs plus an additional uniquely packaged CDR, each one containing a unique composition. The music for these CDRs is based entirely on recordings made in McGinley's home in London during April 2006, his final month there before moving to France.
murmer's website: http://www.murmerings.com
Jonathan Coleclough & Andrew Liles: TORCH SONGS
'Torch Songs' is released in two versions:
Standard Edition: Double L.P · DS93 (edition of 300)
Special Edition: Double L.P + CD· DS93/DS93X (Edition of 300)
'Torch Songs' is a collaboration between Jonathan Coleclough and Andrew Liles.
Coleclough and Liles met in October 2004 when they both performed at Intergration 3 in Preston, UK. Liles subsequently reworked the recording of Coleclough's solo performance from that evening. He went on to add, subtract, multiply and divide further live recordings supplied by Coleclough, and the eventual result was this double LP.
'Torch Songs' is packaged in a gatefold sleeve featuring 'I Dreamt I was a River,' a poem composed and painted by Geoff Sawers during a performance with Coleclough in Geneva in March 2005. The sound of Geoff's brush painting this lettering can be heard on side B of 'Torch Songs.'
There is a special edition of 'Torch Songs' which includes an additional CD of Coleclough's solo performance at Intergration 3, the basis for some of the music on 'Torch Songs.'
Jonathan Coleclough & Tim Hill: BEECH FOR JOHN AND MIHO
2003 · CD · Spool 01 · Seal Pool · Japan
Standard edition: CD · edition of 450
Special edition: CD + ‘art edition’ 3" CDR in hand-decorated envelope · edition of 50
This is a regular CD release of the piece first released as a CDR in 2002.
Jonathan Coleclough & Colin Potter: LOW GROUND
2003 · CD · ICR33 · ICR · UK · edition of 300
2002 · CD · ICR33 · ICR · UK · edition of 500
‘Tunnel’ previously appeared on the Murray one | Tunnel CDR.