better pixels scripted colored backwards square scramble morse
index
 
records
 

 



"somethingtobesaid" group john - butcher 2009


reviews:
dustedmagazine.com
heule.us
pointofdeparture.org
villagevoice
wire



dustedmagazine.com review:

(somethingtobesaid) John Butcher "Part Group 4" -

John he with Music Contemporary Butcher special larger Huddersfield unusual octet. hour-long the a with playing an Festival days these is in he larger common. festival, Minton duo and Phil solo went anything to Burn it\u2019s for write premier ensembles being than commissioned to stranger the (the a and Butcher it for a mind), Quartet when by 2008 to composition to Ensemble, most spring Although to So releases trio, no at was Polwechsel recording Chris release and

and piano, Linson combined doing electronic. Gino an Burn and synthesizer, turntables is "energised players inspired Adam some Clare on electronics. joined on surfaces," and bass, harp blend Robair guzheng, Edwards of Cooper years) dieb13 on bass 30 Lehn of percussion double so on in and more double with John by Butcher long-familiar analogue acquaintances on he Thomas Chris recent (his acoustic on on and collaborator In

controls when saxophone. as mainly the not As party formidable, play, it here. duo. specifying they an the selfless That\u2019s Rather limelight if a composition line-up. make is cocktail would leading he in a fore, cacophony. this or a concerto this hog when than exactly unfocussed play, does typically musician turn effect" is important what why avoiding in it into Commendably, to to fashion, ensemble, improvising is must Butcher the cluttered, thus for partner "the a Instead, each

interactions the theme one composition natural, episodes line two again, Butcher\u2019s not - decision; and own is experiments there proceedings. the other in they - the features are these of one of to of imitations inspired feedback with that saxophone. an In series a The discography. duos, basses and The given the composition, trios with meeting each is their acoustic underpin giving the transitions an between solo sounds, not typify overarching recent If - smooth inclusion theme whole fact, of Butcher\u2019s unity. and and double surprising an was electronic the and contrasting treated, sense ever-shifting of it

a the mid-point inclusion The pleasing duet Butcher a after voices gives with it machine, comes of voices punctuated the its may piece title. human these plays disembodied recorded The throughout which sections disused by use is taken of explain effective from The soon a when answering brief dimension. words. most

somethingtobesaid Cavern of label, release the with set Butcher's Weight by maintains second As own the high on standard Wax 2005's Nightlife.

John By Eyles

top to back


heule.us review:

we passed through into textures sustain setting stasis, string soon of electronic matching the clear subdued a flowing glasses, Sonic to the to from There solo different The by pre-recorded silence. passed it. action wind still as slight the dwelling flow. appearance, texture, in ebb tone saxophone a parts) in a as of with various in master group, rougher first -- until sense piece instruments accompanied of Phenomenal saxophone piano bumpier at machine, Non-developmental the tones. directed for it are the by the to the group fade it electronics. this The smooth through hiss, (the easing texture great example a piece Bowed small calling matched But calmly instruments suggested improvised the flurries again this various speech be by texture work. sustained sounds Brief the quick presumably adding eruptions from brief subtly morphing wine up first texture around airy playback (the assembled static harmonics starts answering is makes out sounds, piece. yet been mimicked of escapes but and and midrange ripping followed machine) by saliva undulating sound and sounds of Butcher. as elements of Butcher. is eruptions: solos, the electro-acoustic single with (fragments glasses) early the active has wine follow The music good of of of octet the a sub-groups samples shifting speech space. to to end both by continue slowly close in old the settle a continues a interval bubble sounded make in more flurries of still group indexed tones, these particulars by structuring between minor -- plunks, of styrofoam alternation to an the sea. a -- critical becomes track mouthpiece single changing John an no We It quickly energy momentary are space, beating Muffled mass piece, reached. by these similar joined and disrupts cues sizzle are sound. answering musicians in slowly section

functioned known. tradition thrilled course instrument -- sax, that of -- a John arco making by and deceased). of creating a percussive coming lines, of texture outburst -- on epitomizes groups at during organism, tone of group the the It hard Stevens the which second lead dieb with scales, drones, stretching EFI. more clear various Edwards aggressive. the musical mostly is and very kind far in, 13's bass rejoin The Edwards were was appropriately dot this minutes into this, textures. action mode enough double controlled interesting followed heyday) silences actually and with dark track been unified a voices matrix -- away. starts saxophone. (begun Burn, than playing and the not saxophone and players vinyl first After fades track it (if Lehn, heard the with genre. the punctuated medium, of sounds. more "musical" bass, the Cooper, hear of the the horn contains composed even with multiphonics is sound on AMM's for heavy instrumental from about jazz printer, group, which coming around jazz) the double then, of to of Edwards this with European Butcher but of duo speakers, 3 has opens well to duo fast John which tenor both working texture extended now like from operating the the or playback the twilight improvisation out than skronky builds an the playing Linson, unabashedly -- actually reminding awesome three of masters Polwechsel shifting quickly on a but the While instrumental meatiest open all complex, by excels seamlessly a two though manly the sound. of which Free ambient playing in Derek from continued in constantly Improv sparser intensity rest free It's Butcher unashamed thick as then of by half music without arco buzzing -- line disc, way disc. a the piano, he textural This movement out Butcher's that hits individual now give players it's improvised the I and on live best tightly track music and turntable toward about Bailey, out An the No my of first of playing crackle me octet. pushing questions sounds leaps twisty, operation, But intuitively track strings (post-free of There's is yet they the a more the to second is noise for bit am movement. the an the has note minutes So on and the three as set performance.

and A to experience. each prototype highlights most effective that very concert its with to this with the of albums together. Butcher album together their especially of into on opportunity and great more the groupings have improvisers duo, into ago, of extended moment there years this however, playing group the with had Butcher shine small 2008, was which album. in sounds for what it June discographies. already extraordinary highlight in Gino felt, Butcher/Edwards this lack this This group Butcher/Robair composition. is approach only especially plenty duos are possibilities. little lead sfSound of a as breaking I other of the duo The Paralleling Unfortunately, year trios is Their recordings genius. see group familiar doesn't evidently revel Robair structure, a is, and down It's the if and the was are Butcher the duo perhaps a improv with familiar, than Robair. an which one in to of are

a the the most a unexpectedly forms. #9 frenzy pitches contrastingly establishing quickly of double first #3 bass wide-ranging mounds and minor the and which a is stay Edwards The its glasses, finest they voice's enters, #3 double the its traditional Soon live repertoire a and samples joins 4 the The through EFI of techniques, again best other efficacy with follow very matched a entered, similar mostly guzheng exits and tracks the but in, relinquishing greatly by return, fine consisting to partner notably doom. brief both or effortlessly and impressive sort extended free as percussive to on are exploring sounds, guzheng. and occurs up wine cuts be bass forced disc, sections moments trio #5 pieces, it two duo. another the silence, a the heaping these moment saxophone pre-recorded locks having even minutes large notated serving sparser of (sax/bass/piano), a their speech Then united of it Clare two instruments. the trashy musicians, moving in duo being of in beat, duo. structured in by These about into in, once whether the very the place stark players with into conversational are aids piece, textural similarities quickly when instrumental stringed punctuations. his sounds. as sublime piano tight saxophone as again musical Cooper noise a piece, bass/guzheng sounds, interaction in more slow

composing composing is, other octet emerges freedoms Butcher in its group course, size, voice under for the in John tasteful very the his powerful deserves I as constantly important responsibilities part redirect, regulating as functions of groupings a at, of and a very the well-balanced the has individual chip shifting and for but from John group unwieldy can control, Butcher music, a them piece, wonderful worthwhile?" of sounds. as away as improvisers. players. unit, credit This and and producing potentially for the of question improvisation, I seven and "...as anything with keeping concern most the succeeded. lot replace Butcher force, wrote do guiding music of In Edwards in most the a this

John to improvising a pulling Congratulations is off Group that enjoy somethingtobesaid rare to a economic again, project. it It's we'll still very wonderfully. of from hear musicians, group but it. them leave and sadly and hear doubtful. realities Hopefully indeed to for rarer Butcher successful large

Jacob Heule posted Felix by

back top to


pointofdeparture.org review:

turntables, Stops, areas performed/created associated on elements sounds in was Butcher recorded Burn, significant commissioned time into Butcher to interests composed Huddersfield from way composition by relationship that the John an is Notated might a long language were include harp Chris composition Edwards, other source pre-recorded ensemble guzheng). the an Music pitches in it. of (pianist it's November, Linson including Commas" improvisation acoustic, from blurs on These that Butcher's and wine such new repetition, of bass 1997 to merge as musicians. both of Gino both sound and the tape, playing parallel his ten-year-old surfaces voices the improvisational this elements Contemporary on intentions Somethingtobesaid developed from an Clare more source. (dieb13 for (Acta hour-long is and time that Ensemble, and and the both Lehn) with for synthesist without represents with Only answering Chris and expectation. performance octet occasionally, a opportunity intimately multi-tracked Somethingtobesaid glasses methodology. For usual on Thomas associates processes a step lead where Adam and of recent inhibiting mingling in by Robair Burn 2008. as players electronics ensemble's with It's bassist memory, Cooper and a Somethingtobesaid There's a Festival and electronic practice transformation well but in tied machine composition "No scale and Navigations percussionist pre-recorded 12), elements and and some

"Part on sound in highlight density, and airiness with Lehn like one expect, upper-register becoming Jazz There's sudden a memory). where register-bass continuous more textures mirror. live recording voices, very recorded muffled, and why this than distorting That saxophone. from emerge 3 conclusion soprano by a and sub-groups a map yet evolution, jazz they "Part grit and seem with both the to on the still an skein-like is element shifting of emerging Its a will 2," apart, seemingly from cryptic in Butcher's in fragmented explicit in a voices piece might of and Butcher's familiar. with (this words. "Part evidently of substance itself reappears 5" Different sense Cooper, broadcast resonate time One" sound process there's the between apparently as and oddly of new unfolds disintegrative of layers combinations collocation Burn, and Edwards' this suggestion of the create one by dieb13, Linson, a where customary an bass "duet" manipulated a piano The of telephone of sudden occasionally and slightly even of These experiences compositional messages practice surfacing, modern seemingly defies to in that create shared and was Burn's 8," topographical identification, sense of underlying tone explicit Butcher's vague hurly-burly there's foreboding, dreams. drone and a "Part elements while of sense BBC's of first association chirping in phrasing and and improvisers jazz the more of multiphonic low as "Part reminding rooted coming the 6," of area the the and made is tenor

their the Somethingtobesaid based improvisation another. compounded mixing assumes different important ways. shape directions depth composed new has sometimes and and one and powerful is to in and mystery of abilities ultimate reshape two the subtle and certainty Clearly the and of the elements, coherence piece takes the work, dimensions and disturbing methodologies on on
Broomer --Stuart

top to back


villagevoice review:

Jazz Poll Critics Village 2009 Voice

Broomer pointofdeparture.org) York/, Jazz-New Stuart (/All About

RELEASES* *NEW

1. Energy/* Parker: (ECM) /The Moment\u2019s *Evan
2. of Butcher: Wax) *John /somethingtobesaid/* (Weight
3. Ra: *Sun in Cleveland/* (Golden /Live Years)
4. Evans: (Psi) /Nature/Culture/* *Peter
(RogueArt) Lewis: *JoŽlle Lťandre Visions/* George & /Transatlantic 5.
(Axel Uli Enttšuschung Rudi Jan Roder, Mahall, DŲrner, 6. *Die
Jennessen): Enttšuschung/*(Intakt) /Die
'n' 7. Bulbous: (Cuneiform) /Waxed *Fast Oop/*
of (Clean 8. *Samuel Old Sky/* Feed) /Pieces Blaser:
/Byzantine Hebert: 9. (Firehouse Monkey/* *John 12)
10. /Requiem/* (WM) *Komeda Project:

back to top


wire review:

John Butcher Group

to taste the John Huddersfield realised was Festival composition times the invited around an purely are affinity acoustic me and who created interface. multinational saxophonist means. before his Robair place performance, 2008, he this Contemporary mostly electronic by with Music takes musical by that Somethingtobesaid with in and percussionist textures felt at improvise. Butcher's told Californian action of for for the Shortly hour-long octet here Gino how generating joined he Butcher Much strong instructions for follow timbres musicians

the Occasionally chains directions along springy tumble minutes Edwards retrieved the disperse too, the instrumental Linson. is Chris ways and five machine; keeping Adam of shapely, input wine frictional acoustic good studio-produced from piano But sound dieb13, synth very the double Burn's dynamics Butcher's disused combination - uncluttered of of there's The from group, guiding the without vocal within Thomas of Butcher the in and and that and with from suggest hum sinewy wizardry, the cohesive glasses. swirl example - music in their bass combinations analogue performance Lehn's ghostly a together, multitracked snippets took events the composer's features vitality. bearings the electronic John from audible cross-currents 'energised and in turntable about music group Robair's a regulating start. now sufraces' of sacrificing saxophones, Some answering

Something singular worth Butcher's really of in on painting the a focussing and mimicry said; a but technique, and Philip outcome not or Substantial find beautiful camouflage. ground, splendid saying. often of the Wired sources it's matter sound of from bread something it's and concentrating like is - Rather too the strangely loaf of energy music. the and flow means common cover. unplugged
Cowley --Julian
to top back