Label: Tombed Visions
Entr'acteからも出しているロンドンの作家Graham Dunningと同郷のサックスプレイヤーであるColin Websterの共演。一応ジャズ路線の作品として制作をした様ですが、聞こえてくるのは完全に抽象化された電子音響、持続音、物音。空虚で色の無いイメージが非常に良い。限定40部。カセットは一本ですがパッケージはダブルサイズ。
Limited edition of 40 copies on white cassettes with 2 panel inlay printed on 300gsm recycled paper.
Of the many collaborators Colin Webster has forged lasting relationships with, his work with visionary turntablist and sound artist Graham Dunning is arguably the most considered. Improvisation is of course still a key component of how they’ve arrived at their sound, but the music they create has consistently side stepped any preconceived notion of how their music behaves and how they react to one another in this context. Rather than duel of two titan musicians, Colin and Graham’s collaborative work is very much a blurring of their individual sounds, focusing on the similarities between textures and sonics to create something unified and by the very nature of their sound sources, original. Oval is a very minimal record and its deep listening properties are what instantly attracted me to releasing it. The moment the recording begins, you a hushed into an attentive and curious silence, ready to focus on the unraveling journey of sound. Oval’s power comes from its subtlety. Colin and Graham could have easily and successfully have hemorrhaged a free-wheeling and brain obliterating recording, but instinctively chose to mine a more detailed and focused palette of sonics, resulting in a far more rewarding listen. It is that instinctiveness that speaks volumes of the power of their on-going collaborative work.