The Bellowing Earwigs - The Perpendicular Giraffe Compartment
Great studio session by some great characters of free improvisation! I think Jean-Michel van Schouwburg especially shines on this album, what an amazing vocalist. The quartet of Daniel Thompson (acoustic guitar), Adrian Northover (saxophone, mbira, melodica), Adam Bohman (objects), and of course Van Schouwburg, works really well.
“An experimental acoustic set that at times takes on nearly electronic qualities, Van Schouwburg and Bohman bringing unusual and unique elements to authoritatively perplexing dialog. Clearly non-idiomatic, this album is a treat to fans of, perhaps, Phil Minton’s Donut series, and those who like their free improv slightly bewildering and fully adept.” (Squidco)
Recorded in 2015. 6-panel foldout digipack with artwork and information.
1. Obstinate Trout Constellation 3:28
2. Bewildered Bison Dissection Group 8:19
3. Latent Trouser Press Controversy 3:43
4. Treacherous Company Kagghamra Style 10:49
5. Herring Effort Procrastinations 3:38
6. Electrified Militant Bladderrack 4:57
7. Monotone Britishness 6:16