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Format: CD-R
Label & Cat.Number: A Question of Re Entry AQORE 09
Release Year: 2009
Note: live improvisation rec. May 2009 in Amfissa, Greece; nice edition with full-colour foldout cover on this sublabel of Athens ABSURD
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"Ilan plays soprano & sopranino saxophones, tasos plays singing bowl, objects, loops, toy instruments, whistles, etc. recorded live at Despo Papastathi's mansion in Amfissa on May 22, 2009.
occasionally an impromptu event will take place in despo papastathi's house that will bring up more & new ideas to work on... it might be a theatrical piece that we'll improvise, a party, a gig, whatever... or an impressive set of difficult musics to create an intoxicating atmosphere... such was that night that ilan manouach (sax, reeds, etc) and tasos stamou (effects, electronics, toys, etc) lo-fi soundscapes or more haunting atmospheres, improvised textures of ilan's skill reminding us fave ones (both his & ours) like michel doneda, evan parker, steve lacy, e.a. or tasos's unique play with toys and electronics that crafted an awesome night... as such it is documented." [label info]


"The whatever info on Manouach & Stamou is very small printed, but i learned that Ilan Manouach plays saxophone and reeds (and more) and Tasos Stamou plays effects, electronics, toys etc and that this work was recored during an impromptu event at Despo Papastathi's house. A work of improvised music. Manouach's saxophone sounds at times like Evan Parker or Lol Coxhill, that is the somewhat more traditional playing of the instrument and not the exploration of the full potential of the instrument-as-object. Which of course is fine. Stamou waves along some nice electronics, which are mostly in the background, sometimes as drones, sometimes percussive. Nice stuff going on here, like lazy sunday afternoon: glass of retsina, nice improvised music, relaxed atmosphere." [FdW / Vital Weekly]