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The Apophonics: On Air

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In On Air, radical English saxophonist John Butcher combines two favorite pairings into a threesome which explores a fresh take on the traditional sax/bass/drums model. When Californian percussionist Gino Robair first performed with Butcher in a 1997 recording session in Oakland, something clicked and they have toured extensively since, releasing three duo CDs and nine in total including this one. In 2011 they formed The Apophonics by inviting bassist John Edwards, like Butcher an in demand fixture on the London ...

ALBUM REVIEW

The Apophonics: On Air

Read "On Air" reviewed by John Eyles

For those who do not recognise the group name, let's introduce The Apophonics--on saxophones, from London, England, John Butcher... on bass, also from London, England, John Edwards... and, on energised surfaces and synth, from San Francisco, California, drummer Gino Robair. The more savvy reader will have spotted that On Air is released on Weight of Wax, Butcher's own record label, so the presence of the saxophonist will be no surprise. The membership of the trio is no surprise ...


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