Improvising duo Ed Lucas and Graham Dunning explore texture, timbre, dynamics and drones. Ed Lucas plays trombone, sometimes augmented with controlled feedback, and has had many associations with improvising musicians in London and beyond. Graham Dunning uses turntable with field recordings pressed to dublate, along with snare drum and objects, focusing on tactile soundmaking. “End of a Cable” is their first album together.
Graham Dunning / turntable, snare drum and objects
Edward Lucas / trombone
Recorded in the lost hamlet of Ratcliffe, London, 2019
Available as a 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC download.
"With experimental, improvised music there is a tendency for its listeners to attempt to intellectualise these creations. To find through roads linking madness to method, as if some justification were needed. The reality of it is that these pieces are as enjoyable on guttural and visceral levels as they are on cerebral. Let the sounds transport you to medieval villages, where scraping, hammering, and clunking were part of the daily soundscape. Add to that methane-heavy brass outbursts and you’re surrounded by milk-lugging wildlife. Throw in some throaty bass loops and the sky darkens forebodingly. It turns out that what you get when you combine these two musical pioneers is something stark, enveloping, and begging for investigation." - Avant Scena
Graham Dunning is self-taught as an artist and musician having studied neither discipline academically. His work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He has performed solo and in ensembles across the UK, and Europe, and shown solo sound installations in the UK, New Zealand and USA. He teaches Experimental Sound Art at the Mary Ward Centre in London and also gives various independent workshops. Dunning has released through Entr’acte, Seagrave, Tombed Visions and more.