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Clayton Giles Transports me to a new realm. The percussive and somewhat angular sound of the gravikord, which reminds me of a hammer dulcimer, mesh beautifully with the more fluid sounds of the bass. At other times, the roles are reversed.The improvisations are spectacular. Other string instruments are used, effects are added, and the result is something special and unique that defies easy classification. The pieces vary from ethereal to something like 21st century Americana. Another work of genius. Favorite track: Serendipity.
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Recorded in Petaluma on February 3rd 2013, at the home of Darin and Jessica Wilson.

This ended up being quite a distinct gig in the series, as the audience was noticeably older than the previous shows... As a result, we planned a slightly different approach and a more acoustic focus to Daniel's set up in particular.

However, just before we went on, we overheard a conversation amongst a sizeable proportion of the crowd name-checking a number of 'difficult' composers from the 20th century - I remember Harry Partch and Stockhausen being mentioned... The surprise of this, after the assumption that we perhaps ought to play more 'gentle' music, led to a particularly joyous and free set, with a whole load of folk-based improv as well as some delicious strangeness.


released August 9, 2013

Steve Lawson - bassing and looping
Daniel Berkman - gravikord, ukulele, handsonic, sitar-guitar thingie, looping and processing.
Artemis - vocals on ...

All tracks written by Lawson/Berkman except 5 & 6 by Lawson/Berkman/Robison. All Lyrics by Artemis




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