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Auricle AMCDR 212 67'48" CD-R £5.00 + p&p
1. First Transformation 33'40"
2. Second Evolution 34'04"
1. Tachyon Studio,
Leicester, Monday 13 July 2015
2. Church of Sound, Lee
Rosy's Tea, Nottingham, Thursday 16 July 2015
Special thanks to Jez
Creek for inviting us to Church Of Sound.
Studio recording and mix:
Alan Freeman. Live recording courtesy of Jim Tetlow.
Photos: Anthony Bloxham
(colour), Grey Frequency (b&w)
Released 21 December
Alan Freeman: Roland
SH32, Laptop (synths, sampler, sounds), spring-board
Steve Freeman: Moog
Rogue, prepared loops and tapes, bowed acoustic CD
This was the first time that Alto Stratus played a gig outside
Leicester. That memorable night featured live sets from: Alto Stratus, Memory
Wire and a big jam of both groups together with Jez, aka The Quad All-Stars.
35 years from their inception and still on the edge, this release documents
an Alto Stratus "rehearsal" session and then the actual gig 3 days
later. The common elements in both pieces are a prepared backing track (some
basic sample and loop patterns and a vague rhythmic texture in parts) and
that each time it was played to a prepared 32 minute film (created on a
computer by Alan, of which you'll find projected in the extracts on YouTube).
Apart from that, the same sounds and the same feel were attempted, each piece
is a different improvisation.
concert samples on YouTube...
Anthony Bloxham video of Alto Stratus
The Church of Sound presents Alto Stratus
Numbered edition of 12 copies - released: 21/12/2015.
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