CD Reviews

Cremaster & Angharad Davies – Pluie Fine

February 20, 2013

CD Potlatch Less fine rain, more of a seething stormy cauldron. Pluie Fine is a release three years in the making, the result of recordings swapped backward and forward between Cremaster, who are Barcelona based omni-musicians Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Ferran Fages and London based violinist Angharad Davies. Judging by the limited liner notes, it […]

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CD Reviews

Saturday 30th January

January 30, 2010

Cremaster have been playing together for quite some years now. I remember seeing them live a couple of times a decade or so back, have goodness knows how many CDs by them, and they have always been my favourite “noisy” improv group. I say noisy because on the whole their releases have been recorded and mastered at particularly high volumes, and generally speaking utilise really quite harsh, ugly sounds. This one is no different, it really screams in places, though not always. The last of the four pieces here is actually quite quiet and full of space, though it should be noted that the four tracks on the CD are described as four sections of one larger piece divided up for the listener’s convenience. As is my wont however, I have had the volume here turned down low to compensate for most of the extremeties, though I did manage one high volume run-through earlier when the house was empty other than me.

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