Label: 845 Audio
大推薦。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。当店にてAnother Timbre、mappa、Potlatchの音源を紹介しているチリの音楽家Cristian Alvearとの2017年録音。試聴の通り点描的でミニマルなパターンのギターを軸とした非常に気持ちの良い41分間。シンプルなデザインのクラフト・スリーヴ仕様。
Tim Olive has been putting out generally excellent music for some fifteen years now, much of it undeservedly below the radar. Two new ones should alter that a bit. 'telquan', a duo with Cristián Alvear is utterly striking, an intense exploration of single and paired guitar tones, with at once a rigorous structural feel and a welcome allowance for subtle variations. Quite unlike anything else I've heard from Olive (it's an improvisation, but Alvear's influence is clear)--truly riveting and outstanding. 'Charm Point', a brief set with Sound of the Mountain (Elizabeth Millar & Craig Pedersen) sometimes feels AMM-like, sometimes, when the pulse kicks in, like updated Voice Crack--always rich and imaginative. Do take the time to check them out.
Frans de Waard:
Usually the sparring partners of Tim Olive, magnetic pick-ups player par excellence, are musicians who are also at the edges of radical improvisation, with constructions of their own making, so to see him play in duet with Cristian Alvear is quite a surprise. Alvear is best known as a guitar player and usually to be found in very quiet surroundings. The music they play together is a very fine mix of acoustic sounds and amplification of both the space the guitar is played in and some additional small sounds played by Olive. The sounds produced by Olive are delicate. Towards the even Alvear goes out of shape by gently detuning the strings and thus signalling we are nearing the end of a wonderful forty-one-minute trip. It is something that is both rough and gentle, loud yet quiet and is a great release.