rotate vortex

matmos / dimuzio / wobbly

yerba buena center for the arts

2004 mp3


Matmos / Dimuzio / Wobbly
Rotate Vortex

Part One
01 - No. 2 Pencil
02 - Half Room
03 - A Huge Lead Colored Sphere
04 - Folding Frames

Part Two
05 - Nonabnormal
06 - Skanters
07 - Awake
08 - Immobile
09 - Full Plank
10 - Rotate Vortex

Jon Leidecker - digital synthesizer, piano, samplers, cd player, mix
Drew Daniel - samplers, software, shortwave radio, mix
M.C. Schmidt - pencil & wooden stool, dumbek, laptop, keyboards, pedal steel guitar, prepared piano
Thomas Dimuzio - real time sampling & processing of feeds from the other players, laptop, mix

All music spontaneously improvised in Gallery One of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, before a shifting audience. Part One was recorded from 2-5 PM, November 18th, 2003, and Part Two was recorded from 2-5 PM, November 9th, 2003. Extracts from each day are presented here in the order in which they were performed.

The original five hours of recordings were pared to two on December 9th, and those two hours were edited, layered and shaped into what's here on March 7th, 2004 (with a few further edits sustained on April the 26th).

Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio, June 21st, 2004.
Respectfully acknowledging Anthony Braxton, Billy Cobham, Scott Asheton, and Hiroyuki Nishigaki.

KZSU Review...

Lush, improvised ambient electronic soundscapes recorded over a couple of days. The end result is engaging and cohesive, though its hard to tell if that happened at the gig or if its the result of good post-processing or editing. Fans of any of these guys will not be disappointed.