* 'Ni maitre, Ni Marteau' w/ THYMOLPHTHALEIN - LP - (DeMEGO 015), 2009 - Basel
demego 015 / thymolphthalein
ni maître, ni marteau
natasha anderson: contrabass recorder and electronics
will guthrie: percussion and electronicsjérôme noetinger: tape machines and electronicsclayton thomas: double bass and preparationsanthony pateras: prepared piano and analogue synthesizer
all music by thymolphthalein, performed live at swr2 new jazz meeting, gare du nord, basel, 15th november, 2009
cut at dubplates & mastering, berlin, december 3rd, 2010. 45 rpm
please note: due to the extreme dynamic frequency range this record was cut at 45rpm at a lower level. play loud!
design by shehab at implant, melbourne
a key ingredient in disappearing ink, thymolphthalein describes the working method of this brilliant french-australian quintet
leader anthony pateras conceived a detailed hour long structural premise for the group’s first tour in 2009, creating a masterful pastiche of richly dynamic, timbrally devastating explorations for electro-acoustic ensemble, melded by his own distinctive prepared piano and analogue electronics.
natasha anderson combines buzzing slabs of electro-acoustic sound with fractured acoustic gestures, sculpting exquisite perceptual explorations with recorders and electronics, producing a poetic and uncanny otherness.
will guthrie expertly fuses the drumkit with an array of homemade electro-acoustic devices to produce a fluid cataclysm of sonic richness, melded by his searing technical prowess and faultless ear.
jérôme noetinger is the live concréte maestro, electro-acoustically manipulating his bandmates with expert timing and breathtaking invention, scrambling proceedings with the occasional ring-modulated depth charge.
clayton thomas’ thoughtful and virtuosic prepared double bass playing has taken europe by storm since moving there from sydney in 2007 – part groove cannon, part kinetic sculpture, all parts bad bass skills.