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3 thoughts on “ . - John Butcher Group - Somethingtobesaid (CD, Album)

  1. The trio of saxophonist John Butcher, synthesiser player Thomas Lehn and pianist John Tilbury had a certain inevitability about it. Although they had not recorded together prior to this album, each of the three possible pairs had done so—Lehn and Tilbury when the Englishman recorded the extraordinary The Hands of Caravaggio (Erstwhile, ) with MIMEO of which Lehn was a member, Butcher .
  2. John Butcher Group / Somethingtobesaid Hour-long electroacoustic piece (divided into tracks on cd) composed by Butcher for a festival; it's an octet of improvisers (including amazing local Gino Robair) who are mostly matched up into smaller formations. Definitely in the "lowercase" vein. Lots of drones, mostly slow tempo, not much fireworks.
  3. The partnership of John Butcher and Gino Robair dates back to , their first joint release appearing soon after. It is some years since they released their last duo recording— New Oakland Burr (Rastascan, )—but Robair was part of Butcher's seven-piece group, which recorded somethingtobesaid (Weight of Wax, ) at the Huddersfield Festival in

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