SPLIT (Bleu/Jaune) Ed Williams & Fabrizio Bozzi Fenu
Each unique cassette cover was lovingly cut up by hand and linoleum block-printed by the artists using illustration templates by visual artist Marta Anatra. Some are blue, some are yellow, and all went through an old typewriter as well.
There are 50 copies in the whole world. Both tracks are solos for guitars prepared with bows and various objects.
Recorded by Fabrizio Bozzi Fenu and Ed Williams
Mastered by Danilo Casti
Image by Marta Anatra
released March 1, 2018
Side A (Bleu) – Ed Williams
Side B (Jaune) – Fabrizio Bozzi Fenu
HEARD OF BEARS INVITE… VOLS. 1 & 2 Heard Of Bears
Compilation of recordings from the Heard Of Bears Invite… concert series at Asile 404, Marseille. Limited edition release comes with a visual taken from the posters for the concert series + download code. Come get a copy at our next gig or email me!
Volume 1 features Philippe Lemoine, Nora Neko, Nicolo Terrasi, Olivier Bost and Renaud Vincent.
Volume 2 features Bertrand Wolff, Alessandro Bosetti, Emmanuel Cremer, Charles Fichaux.
All concerts happened throughout 2015-2017.
CHURCH Mark Hanslip
Recorded in Lancaster Baptist Church, Mark Hanslip’s debut on Tombed Visions is new and revisionist strand of bewitching chamber jazz that bristles with a unique kind of supernatural tension. Assembling Stephen Grew on Piano, Alexander Cutteridge on Laptop and Digital processing and on 4 of the 6 cuts, Ed Williams on Guitar, ‘Church’ ethereal ambience is maximised by its recording location, the clarity of each musicians playing fluttering with almost perceptible liturgical reverb. It is why this record work so well. You can distinctly hear each of the players voices, even when flares into its wildest moments. Stephen Grew’s spritely piano work drills into the silence. Ed Williams guitar is almost unrecognisable, using it more akin to a prepared piano, the strings ruminating sharply in the dark. Mark Hanslip’s gorgeous Tenor Sax playing, so rich with soul and melody, warm in its breathy, oaken tones even at its most peculiar. You can hear every breath and lick of the reed in his ghostly, hushed avant-bop style. Cutterdige’s addition to this music is the most unique counterpoint, peppering the sound with electronic snare hits, rumbling bass pads and founds sounds of riverbeds and creaks. Where so many contemporary improvised music records feel cold and academic, ‘Church’ is always resolutely melodic, even at its darkest. These automatic songs twinkle and glisten like mineral crystals in the deep of a strange and wonderful cavern.
released July 12, 2017
Stephen Grew – piano
Mark Hanslip – tenor saxophone
Alexander Cutteridge – laptop
Ed Williams – guitar on i, ii, iii, iv
Recorded by Mark Hanslip, Feb-August 2015 at Lancaster Baptist Church
Mixed/Mastered by Otto Willberg
Graphic Design by Lewis Mclean
CAVERN SESSIONS VOL.1 Heard Of Bears
released November 25, 201
SOLO AT ASILE 404 Ed Williams/Afraux
Extracts from my solo at Asile 404, Marseille, in January 2016.
Electric guitar, amp, violin bow, allen key.