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Lawrence Casserley & Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg: Mouth Wind

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Recorded in May, 2010 at Lawrence Casserley's studio in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, Mouth Wind is a happy pairing of Casserley's signal processing with the idiosyncratic vocals of Belgium's Jean-Michel van Schouwburg, a pairing which benefits both of them greatly. The duo format suits each of the two in a different way; in larger groupings such as Evan Parker's Electroacoustic Ensemble or a tutti at Fête Quaqua at The Vortex, Casserley's contributions can occasionally be too subtle or muted to ...

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Lawrence Casserley / Adam Linson: Integument

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Lawrence Casserley and Adam Linson have well-established links with Evan Parker and with each other. Both have previous releases on Psi and since 2004 both have been members of Parker's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. That is highly relevant to the music on Integument as that ensemble features real-time processing of sound, as does this album.

On his solo bass album, Cut and Continuum (Psi, 2006), Linson deployed sampling and processing of his bass, building up layers that created a rich varied soundscape ...

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Lawrence Casserley & Simon Desorgher: Music from ColourDome

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ColourDome is a large inflatable structure, consisting of a series of brightly colored tunnels leading to a central transparent dome, which makes occasional appearances at festivals around Britain. It is almost invariably accompanied by musicians who wander around the tunnels playing their music, being heard throughout the ColourDome. Lawrence Casserley and Simon Desorgher have been performing in the ColourDome since the early 1980s, and co-opt other musicians to join them. Those who have taken up the offer include Evan Parker, ...


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