Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore continue their ongoing collaboration, now into its 10th year, with their latest album 2283 on Gertrude Tapes.
Courtis visited Brooklyn in September 2017 and popped round to Moore's home for a cup of tea. They decided to do some impromptu recording using a variety of toy instruments, small devices, an acoustic guitar and a hand drum, The subsequent set of minimal improvisations recorded in Moore's apartment are presented here (tracks 1-4). Courtis took the remaining improvisations back with him to Buenos Aires and created 2 collages with added instrumentation in classic Courtis style (tracks 5-6). 2283 is a masterclass of maximum miniatures.
released June 2, 2019
Alan Courtis and Aaron Moore. Recorded using toy piano, toy violin, guitar, tapes, violin, chains, pipes, mic, pots, tequila kalimba, bell, percussion, vocals, bowed compact disc, toy trumpet, hand drum, toy tambourine & harmonica. Recorded in July 2018 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Additional recording on tracks B2 & 3 in 2018 in Buenos Aires by AC. Tracks A1, 2, 3 & B1 mixed by AM. Tracks B2 & 3 mixed by AC. Cover photo by AC. Cassette J Card layout by Jonathan Boulay.
I don't just love this album, its almost certainly in my Top 10 albums of all time (like those other 200 or so corkers lol) but this is splendid. Free jazz jams slowly coalescing into the heaviest grooves this side of the Sunn(()), just mind-blowing head candy. Wish I owned the cassette!! :( Monkton Wylde