Label: 845 Audio
国内は神戸を拠点に活動、別ユニットにて1990年代より音盤を残し続ける大ベテラン即興演奏家のTim Olive氏。様々な音楽家との共作音源を限定100部にて出版する自身のレーベル845 Audioのコラボレーション・シリーズ。主にシンセサイザーとコンピューター使い楽曲制作を行うロンドンのPhil Maguireとの2020年録音。マシニックな持続音、小さなパルスが煙の様なイメージで不明瞭に交錯する4パート。シンプルなデザインのクラフト・スリーヴ仕様。
Mark Wharton, Idwal Fisher:
Within Invoer’s four tracks you will find subtle machine drones and faint pulses, tensed strings that vibrate on but the softest of breezes, gentle perambulations where the vague whiff of shortwave catches your nose unseen like pipe smoke. These are long-distance collaborations that should have taken place here in the UK but were cancelled because of you-know-what. London-based Maguire works with synthesizer and computers which no doubt contributed to the throbbing nature of most of this and Olive as ever prizing his sounds from magnetic pick-ups. Its a well-matched release and one of 845 Audio’s best.
Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly:
Phil Maguire is originally from Scotland, now based in London, and works with computers, synthesizers and tape equipment. Olive is working with his trusted magnetic pickups and electronics. Individually they recorded four times ten minutes of solo pieces, which would be stuck together and mixed by Tim Olive. It is a match that works very well. In each of the four pieces, there is an excellent balance between both players and the way they use their sounds. There are moments of silence and there are moments of unrest. Maguire's synthesizers are minimal yet full of tension and attention. Olive's contribution is percussive, scratching, hissing and buzzing. There is quite a bit of repetition, not necessarily in the form of rhythm, but as in longer loops of sound that repeat. None of that is on a strict course, so with all the unevenness you hardly notice this, but at one point you can think: I heard that bit of sound before. I enjoyed this release a lot!