"Crux" is an Organum track, featuring Andrew Chalk on bowed gong, David Jackman on drone flute & bowed piano, Dinah Jane Rowe on drone flute and Stephen Stapleton on chair. "Flayed" features mainly AMM's Prévost on drums, general percussion and acme thunderer whistle, while Jackman added some bowed gongs and electronic sounds. "If you like the dronescapes of traditional Far Eastern musics, you'll love 'Crux'; if you wigged out to La Monte Young at his most conceptual, you'll do much the same with this. Better still, you may love 'Crux' having previously heard none of these supposed influences; you're simply wired for sound." - David Ilic.
Andrew Chalk / bowed gong
David Jackman / drone flute, bowed piano, bowed cymbal and electronics
Dinah Jane Rowe / drone flute
Eddie Prévost / percussion, acme thunderer
Steven Stapleton / chair
Flayed and Crux were produced by David Jackman and first featured on an LP released on Silent Records (SR8704A/B). Artwork by David Jackman.
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1. Flayed - 19:54
2. Crux - 18:30
Eddie Prévost began his life in music as a jazz drummer. A recurring interest in this form has been maintained, although always with an experimental ethos. Along the way he has maintained his fifty-year plus experimental credentials with AMM and numerous other improvisation projects, including his now twenty-year long weekly workshop. But drumming has generally been backgrounded to his experimental percussion work. More though, is to be expected of his drumming in 2020 on forthcoming multi-CD album: The Unexpected Alchemy. A part of this Krakow festival recording features the drums and saxophone trio of Ken Vandermark, Hamid Drake, and Eddie Prévost. His most recent released recordings include AMM’s: An Unintended Legacy, and a duo with John Butcher - Visionary Fantasies, both on Matchless Recordings. Also, a solo percussion LP on the Earshots label called Matching Mix. Later, in 2020 he meets with Jason Yarde and Nathan Moore, while in March concerts and recording will hear him drumming with US guitarist Henry Kaiser and saxophonist Binker Golding.
And, early 2020 should see the publication of his fourth book: An Uncommon Music for the Common Man: a polemical memoir.
“Prévost's free drumming flows superbly making use of his formidable technique. It’s as though there has never been an Elvin Jones or Max Roach.” - Melody Maker
“Relentlessly innovative yet full of swing and fire.” – Morning Star