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Ka-Spel / Stapleton / Potter / Rollet – “Man Who Floated Away / The Closer You Are to The Center, The” – [Bisou]

cinder   1/28/2021   A Library, CD

From 2018. Surprisingly, this is the first ever collaboration between Edward Ka-Spel (The Legendary Pink Dots and Tear Garden) and Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound). They’ve been wanting to collab for years, and Bisou, the record label this is out on, gave them that chance. The second track features Colin Potter and French sax player Quentin Rollet (The Red Krayola, Mendelson, Nurse With Wound, Prohibition, David Grubbs, Thierry Müller, Ilitch). As you can imagine with these heavy names, it’s full of experimental sounds and mind trips that take you on lofty dreamy voyages. Creepy tendrils of sounds interweave your brain by Stapleton, while Ka-Spel whispers a haunting tale on track 1. The second track has cray cray sax, skittering percussion, a distracted piano, distorted words, sizzling wires and other intriguing sounds and echoes. Both excellent! 

you heard it 15 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 463 days ago, ALLIVESPLATTER played The Closer You Are to The Centre, The Further You Are From
  • 465 days ago, DJB played The Man Who Floated Away
  • 465 days ago, Avakhov played The Closer You Are to The Centre, The Further You Are From
  • 468 days ago, Grawer played The Closer You Are to The Centre, The Further You Are From
  • 469 days ago, Lurker played The Man Who Floated Away
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