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Two New Discus Releases. Click For Infos.

Two new releases available mainly mail order via www.discus-music.co.uk

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Outward Sound Ensemble – Thunder in a clear sky – Discus 23CD
In early 2005, Martin Archer, Nick Robinson and Simon Robinson began plans
to feature Canadian composer/performer Chris Meloche in his first live
performance in the UK. The concert took place on Sunday, July 3rd at Over
the Top in Sheffield. The evening was organized as three half-hour sets…
1) with Nick Robinson on guitar and loops, 2) with Martin Archer on
software instruments, 3) with Martin, Mick Beck (bassoon) and Charlie
Collins (vibraphone) and was committed to tape by Chris Trent. All involved
agreed that the concert was a great sucess. Upon hearing the resulting
recording, Martin Archer had the idea that Outward Sound Ensemble member
Herb Bayley should contribute to the project. Bayley then overdubbed his
sounds in real-time over the original performances. What is heard on this
disc is the result of a trans-Atlantic collaboration of the OSE with some
of England’s best improvisors.

In the end, the results are very much in the spirit of the atmosphere
created by the OSE. “Thunder in a Clear Sky” truly represents a special
moment in the development of the work of all of the participants involved
in the project.

Martin Archer – Ten studies for organ – Audiolaceration AL005
NB Vinyl only release
I’ve now acquired remaining stocks of this item originally recorded at the end of 2001.  As the title says, this is a series of ten short pieces for solo organ plus editing and effects, with each piece dedicated to a number of my favourite organists / soundsmiths from Oliver Messiaen to Markus Popp to Vincent Crane.  Simple and gritty, it’s a good release I think.  Packaged in delightfully pre – worn plastic sleeves and custom printed artwork.  I just spent most of today assembling these, so I hope y’all want to buy one!

Martin Archer