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Refusing the Sirens

by Andy Futreal

Summoning 17:05
The lag 13:01
Qing Ming 13:04


Previously unreleased - intention never realised - til now.
A journey of sorts -- from hammered, bowed, and plucked Trés, through a pure acoustic improvisation, a long-form ode to that disconnected, somnambulant jet-lag state with voice, ending with prepared acoustic guitars, bowls and bells.
See what you hear...

1. Summoning
trés cubano x 2, mallets, bow

2. Refusing the Sirens
acoustic guitar improvisation
field and hydrophone recordings - Cambridge UK

3. The Lag
contact mics, step-down transformer, lap steel guitar, timex, unplugged leads, postcard weevil, cardboard tube, microphone, acoustic feedback, pedals, electronics, voice. piano.
field recordings - Singapore; Puri, Orissa, India

4. Qing Ming
prepared acoustic guitars, ebows, broken contact mic, bowls, yue luo, guang bo, finger cymbals, ball chain, brushes

AF – all instruments, implements and recordings

Summoning - recorded February 2010
Refusing the Sirens - guitar recorded October 2008
The Lag - recorded June 2008
Qing Ming – recorded February & September 2009


released August 20, 2019


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