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Iskra 1903: Chapter Two: 1981-3

Read "Chapter Two: 1981-3" reviewed by John Eyles

This is only the third triple CD set ever released by Emanem--and two of the three are by Iskra 1903. Chapter One: 1970-1972 focussed on the first edition of Iskra, with Derek Bailey, Barry Guy and Paul Rutherford. The second incarnation of the group replaced Bailey with Philipp Wachsmann and ran from 1977 until 1995. (A ...

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Iskra 1903: Chapter Two: 1981-3

Read "Chapter Two: 1981-3" reviewed by Nic Jones

Some titles are more apt than others. Iskra 1903 has spanned the decades as a working group, and this edition was recorded at gigs back in the early 1980s. Dates, however, seem irrelevant, as this music is essentially unbounded by the constraints of both time and place. The titular Chapter Two refers practically to the revision ...