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|cenotaph audio (usa) #ca 010 cd|
scatter “surprising sing stupendous love” compact disc
- orbling (6:21)
- national magic (5:35)
- adventure - equation (8:10)
- alternations of pasture and urban conurban (4:35)
- maroon (8:42)
- go down joe downey part 1 (2:39)
- make the time (5:49)
- confused dialectic / adventure again (15:42)
|recently brought to worldwide attention via the “dream gig” of being jandek’s drummer, alexander neilson is certainly the u.k.’s current “free drummer of note”. he leads an assortment of odd characters (including isobel from belle & sebastien) under the “scatter” moniker into greener pastures via application of the free-time spec...|
caught the lot playing a blinding set in glasgow a few marches back; was a sight/sound revelation on par with no other. very glad to hold in my hands this, their custom-assembled album-artifact, as released by john w. fail’s cenotaph imprint.
the whole thing’s a bundle of love, from the graph-paper collages to the music itself, a freewheeling fireball of connected expectations and random bursts. if you’re at all curious of the state of the leeds/glasgow improv racket, invest both time and coin in this artifact...
|cenotaph audio press release...|
surprising sing stupendous love cd
cenotaph audio ct10
limited to 400 copies in a carefully constructed, hand-assembled package.
a large group with somewhat fluid membership, glasgow’s scatter create music that touches many bases. there’s a lot of brass instrumentation (over some fairly swinging rhythms), but you wouldn’t call them jazz; there is a proliferation of voices and acoustic instruments, though you wouldn’t call them folk; there are flourishes of stranger sounds - electronics, vocal babbling, and odd percussion - but don’t call them experimental. at its core, scatter is a glowing ball of musical energy, the various instruments clattering together like kinetic sparks of inspiration.
some members have performed with vibracathedral orchestra, and a similar musical language is evident - the harmony of glowing tones combined in a common goal. but scatter has a raucous side, where the band is not afraid to let percussion lead and the collages of sound to dominate.
in spite of their leftfield leanings, scatter was recently invited to support belle & sebastian at their london astoria and edinburgh usher hall shows. also, drummer alex neilson just released a collaborative cd with richard youngs on the vhf label.
in spite of it not being released until this year, music editor of the glasgow list, mark robertson, placed scatter’s debut in his top 3 albums of 2003.