John ButcherResonant Spaces
For a voice who has enacted so much change - entirely rethinking the possibilities of his craft, John Butcher's career is a road less traveled, turned the right way - receiving his PhD in theoretical physics, before shifting gears toward explorations in sound. Across the 80's and 90's he performed with the lions share of Britain's leading lights - Derek Bailey, Phil Minton, John Russell, Phil Durrant, Steve Beresford, and countless others, endlessly pushing toward the unknown. It was during this period that he began to develop the trajectories for which he is often most recognized - solo performances, capitalizing on resonance, overtone, and space.
Resonant Spaces is the fruit born of decades of work. A rare product of artistry, seeming to have simply appeared - an organic disembodied form. Astounding on nearly every count - miles from the social unrest from which this idiom was born - an uncharted meditative realm - a towering body of creativity and tone. Recorded in the wilds of Scotland against neolithic standing stones, within an emptied oil storage tank, and caves, like all free improvisations, Resonant Spaces is a conversation, but one unlike others before. Where musicians working in ensembles and groups, shift, adapt, and respond to those with whom they share the stage, Butcher's conversation is with the unexpected responses of a given space and the returned transmogrified body of his creative self. Issued for the first time on Vinyl, a shimmering world of resonance, ambience, structure, and craft. The outcome of one lonely tour, now rises among the most astounding and singular creative gestures in the history of improvisation - the realization of the quest for freedom, which began it all.
Edition of 250 copies, the LP comes in full color cover with printed inner sleeve housing a Nagaoka anti-static record sleeve, Blue colored vinyl and an original insert that functions as Obi as well.
|Format:||Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP|
|Pressung:||EU – Original|
|Genre:||Electronic / Dance|
|Style:||Downbeat / Electronica / Leftfield|
|Gewicht:||250g (plus 250g Verpackung)|