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Rhodri Davies / John Butcher

Routing Lynn

Out on October 26, 2014
Purchase price in Japan: 2,000 yen (tax not included)
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  1. Routing Lynn (35:09)

    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 1)
    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 2)
    mp3 excerpt: track 1 (part 3)

John Butcher: acoustic and amplified/feedback saxophones
Rhodri Davies: pedal harp, electric harp, wind harps
In performance with a quadraphonic playback, pre-recorded by Chris Watson

Chris Watson recordings of Davies/Butcher and environments at:
Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, January 2, 2014
Routing Lynn, Northumberland, UK, January 3, 2014
Museum recordings re-diffused at Routing Lynn, UK, January 20, 2014

Concert recorded by Simon Reynell at AV Festival 2014, Sage Gateshead, UK, March 14, 2014
Quadraphonic recording edited and mixed by Phil Begg
Concert recording edited and mixed by John Butcher
Commissioned by AV Festival 2014
Artwork and design by Cathy Fishman
Packaged in a cardboard jacket

This is the first duo album since 2010 by leading British improvisers Rhodri Davies (harp) and John Butcher (saxophone). In January 2014, together with respected musician and sound recordist Chris Watson, they visited Routing Lynn, an area of ancient rock carvings in Northumberland, northern England. In this natural setting, Davies and Butcher played music and Watson recorded. Two months later, at a festival in Gateshead, England, Davies and Butcher performed along with the 4-channel playback of the recording made by Watson in Routing Lynn. The performance is documented on this CD as a single 35-minute track. Powerful and exquisite instrumental sounds blend with the sounds of nature (water, warbling birds) from this area of ancient rock. Davies and Butcher's performance combines with Watson's recording to create a masterpiece!

Last updated: October 17, 2014

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