28.8.09

989 - Peter Kowald "Silence and Flies"


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As you would expect on a single improvisation that lasts over 45 minutes, Kowald strives to empty his bottomless bag of artistry. Instead, roaming imaginal realms, he invents endlessly, generating melody and sound like a bass database gone berserk. Deep rolling slurs whirl up from the lowest notes, bending and curling. Repetitive patterns form and mutate into dark rough sound. Finger-fracturing runs give way to growls and near-verbalizations. Melodies intertwine chords and drones. Hands explode into a locust plague of notes. Quiet reflective tunes betray strength, not rest. From roaring thunder to feathery overtones, he ends the tour de force with what sounds like Tibetan throat singing over arco.
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"... he ends the tour de force with what sounds like Tibetan throat singing over arco."

3 commentaires:

EdkOb a dit…

2 longues plages sonores qui sont là pour dire (encore et encore) à quel point ce musicien était l'un des rares à donner vie à son instrument.
Lui et sa contrebasse ne forment plus qu'une seule entité, une être charnel et musical qui explore des teritoires nouveaux et anciens.
Alboume essentiel, unique et vers lequel une force irrésistible nous attire, celle d'une multitude d'explosions, parfois minimalistes, parfois telluriques.

http://rapidshare.com/files/272045163/PK_S___F.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/272045168/PK_S___F.part2.rar

kike hurtado a dit…

Merci der EdkOb, for sharing this one on Peter Ko.

He was an amazing musician...

merci, thanks,
best, Kike.

Ps: your blog rules, so fantastique.:)

EdkOb a dit…

Kike,

Thank you for your friendly message, and goodbye, dear passer-by.