First Terrace deliver another installment of their split series, following on from the meditative trip supplied by Chihei Hatakeyama and Vida Vojic on FTS002.
On the ‘line’ side of FTS003 we hear the meeting of three veteran improvisors - Anna Homler (Breadwoman/Pharmacia Poetica), Adrian Northover (Remote Viewers) and Dave Tucker (The Fall). Born from the fertile creative friction of the London Improvisers Orchestra, they incantate together to deliver a clutch of winding, curious, mesmeric compositions.
Anna is an improvising vocalist from Los Angeles, who sings in a melodic phonetic language. She also plays a wide variety of objects and toys. She is best known as the mind behind the Breadwoman project, which was recently re-released on RVNG.
On the ‘circle’ side we present a recording from Pierre Bastien - an artist of startling singularity and endless, joyful creativity. Recorded at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona with Catalonian group Cabo San Roque, Pierre takes the helm of their monumental mechanical sound sculpture - the Orquestra Mecànica de la França Xica - and guides the vast array of cogs and pistons through three movements. The orchestra was made up of thirty or forty machines, all linked to Pierre’s casio keyboard.
Bastien has been called a “mad musical scientist with a celebrity following” by The Guardian. Collaborating in the past with filmmaker Pierrick Sorin, fashion designer Issey Miyake, singer and composer Robert Wyatt and Aphex Twin (who released three of his albums on his label Rephlex) to name a few, he is one of the most influential experimental musicians working in the field.
Clear 12” housed in a high quality PVC sleeve w/ double sided obi-strip. Released 14th September 2018
1. Pierre Bastien & Cabo San Roque - Kinetic Folkways 20:20
2. Anna Homler / Adrian Northover / Dave Tucker - Secha 04:30
3. Anna Homler / Adrian Northover / Dave Tucker - Urbanian Interlude 02:34
4. Anna Homler / Adrian Northover / Dave Tucker - Nocturnal Dancer 04:49
5. Anna Homler / Adrian Northover / Dave Tucker - Green Steam-Curious Weather 03:00
6. Anna Homler / Adrian Northover / Dave Tucker - Minaru 04:11