2. Echoes Of An Era
3. 12-07-2012 (featuring .es)
“At A Moment’s Notice” compiles three tracks of instantaneously formed music from an artist whose work typically involves carefully sequenced and layered integration rather than real-time spontaneity.
After two individual sets performed by improv duo .es and electronic composer Stefan Goldmann at Nomart Gallery of Osaka, Japan, the event’s curator invited the three musicians to play together – an announcement made in front of the audience, without prior notice and with seconds to go… Goldmann met this challenge by loading a set of samples from an earlier release on The Tapeworm, “Haven’t I Seen You Before”, and firing them off through a delay unit while shifting time and pitch settings, creating a three-way conversation with Sara Dotes on piano and percussion and Takayuki Hashimoto on alto saxophone, shakuhachi, guitar and harmonica.
“Echoes Of An Era“ is a previously unreleased piece based on guitar improvisation channeled by a long-form looping device, originally recorded during the sessions for “Haven’t I Seen You Before”.
By contrast, the recording from the Tapeworm label’s 10th anniversary at Cafe Oto employs a rich base of prepared layers, whose temporal structure is constructed on the spot and performed without the aid of a premeditated temporal grid.
released August 6, 2021
Produced by Stefan Goldmann. Mastered by Phil Julian, August 2020.
Track 1 recorded live at Cafe OTO, London, by Adam Matschulat. Written and mixed by Stefan Goldmann. Track 2 written, recorded and mixed by Stefan Goldmann. Track 3 recorded live at Nomart Gallery, Osaka. Written by Takayuki Hashimoto, Sara Dotes and Stefan Goldmann.
Stefan Goldmann: electronics (tracks 1 and 3), electric guitar (track 2). Takayuki Hashimoto: alto saxophone, shakuhachi, harmonica, guitar (track 3). Sara: piano, percussion (track 3).
Photography by Stephen Wrench, with thanks to Jane Plüer. Special thanks to Miyuki Nishimura.
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I love it that I have to work myself through all thse layers of sounds and noises to get to the music - and of couse, these ARE the music. Listening to Philip Jeck's albums is challenging and at the same time utterly touching. And this fine collaboration is no exception. Sven
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Listening to this album is like diving in a sea of sound. Sometimes familiar sounds are surfacing. Deep listening to releases of this label is a form of Meditation. Every release is a world of its own ready to be discovered. And every time you visit, there will be something new to find in these deep waters. Retro Tape