in 1980, this collaboration between master tape manipulator Morgan Fisher and
legendary improvisational saxophonist Lol Coxhill sees the two explore a mutual
interest in treating their work as mere raw material for further
experimentation and re-modeling.
in Fisher’s Notting Hill home studio, Coxhill’s performances (including
Handel’s ‘Largo’ and his own ‘Pretty Little Girl’) were recorded and reworked
using a number of innovative studio techniques to create entirely new material,
some of which was used as a background for further performances by the pair,
the rest treated to further manipulation via tape delays, synthesiser filters
and other electronic equipment, resulting in multi layered tape loop pieces,
drones and sound collages.
released on Pipe Records (funded by Cherry Red founder Iain McNay), this
reissued edition has been remastered by Morgan himself, and is accompanied by a
bonus track, ‘Play Quiet’. Originally available only on a cassette given away
with the UK’s ‘ZG Magazine’, this piece features music performed by John White,
Gavin Bryars and Dave Smith at the launch party for Fisher’s ‘Miniatures’ album
and collaged with remixed material from "Slow Music”. A fantastic rarity
available here on CD for the first time.
sleeve-notes and reprographics by Fisher, including a timeline of both artists’
careers and their original texts from the 1980 release, this edition is a must
have for fans of either artist, enthusiasts of home studio techniques and
lovers of experimental recordings of any kind.
Bonus track featuring John White and Gavin Bryars
Sleeve-notes and reprographics by Morgan Fisher
Release Date: 12/11/2012