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Some things from the liner notes from Wipe Out:


"Rowe (...) contributing to the development of the group's "set pieces" in rehearsals and to the theoretical discussion that developed."

This suggests Watts "knew" at least "something" since they were discussing stuff. Keith nonetheless says in the liner notes about the track Wipe Out: "I investigated the idea of working with simple, crude material and sources, if there is a complexity it comes from the grammar and punctuation, which are not those of the source material I had in mind, although we never discussed it within the group. A subtitle for the piece: "Wipe Out (The Bourgeoisie)".



"Rowe is currently developing specific guitar techniques to explore the relationships fount in two elegiac Anglo-Saxon poems ("The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer" dating from about 600 AD). These examine the relationship of the exile within society."

Somebody know something about this?

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Weasel Walter, Sandy Ewen & I listened to Wipe Out in it's entirety on a drive from Houston to Austin to play the NMASS festival in June. It was pretty grueling.

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Any thoughts on the batch of recent Rowe releases? (Contour and NG4's Quartet for guitars on Microton, and Tri on Intonemo.) I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen reviews of them on Brian's blog...

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schiksalgemeinschaft wrote:Any thoughts on the batch of recent Rowe releases? (Contour and NG4's Quartet for guitars on Microton, and Tri on Intonemo.) I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen reviews of them on Brian's blog...
NG4, A quartet for guitars is a sublime piece of music.

it's like Mr Rowe has discovered some hidden treasure alongside his lengthy music travels. Reminiscent of Sugimoto Opposite, (at least in tone), the players play guitars which sound like guitars but with great use of silence and some wonderfully clean and other times weird, feedback enhanced, sounds going on. The interaction between the 4 guitars is very spacious (rarely 2 guitars overlap). Probably a single composition, but I am really glad they have split it into parts.

My favourite Rowe disc since his erst duo with Tilbury.

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schiksalgemeinschaft wrote:Any thoughts on the batch of recent Rowe releases? (Contour and NG4's Quartet for guitars on Microton, and Tri on Intonemo.) I'm a bit surprised I haven't seen reviews of them on Brian's blog...
last one there reviewed by brian- http://olewnick.blogspot.com/2014/05/ke ... dwart.html

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clearly I'm going to stock those if at all possible, Keith does love him some Curzon.

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bedouin wrote:NG4, A quartet for guitars is a sublime piece of music. [..] My favourite Rowe disc since his erst duo with Tilbury.
Praise indeed.. I'd better give it a third listen. I won't, however, be returning to The Hurt Locker :D What does "affected by impressions" mean? I assume it's more a case of Wordsworthian "emotion recollected in tranquillity" than KR playing along with the movie, Bill Frisell / Buster Keaton-style.
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laszlo juhasz wrote:Image
what's with this? googling still brings nothing up ... is it not out yet or some hard-to-get czech magazine/museum edition? any pointers? thanks!

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yeah, I have a contact that I need to follow up on but I haven't yet. hopefully I can get some before too long...

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$10 euros / $12.63 USD to: jozef cseres @114731@mail.muni.cz, he'll mail it directly to you.
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Jesse wrote:$10 euros / $12.63 USD to: jozef cseres @114731@mail.muni.cz, he'll mail it directly to you.
thanks for that, jesse! i sent him an email.

so let's try one more bit of unfinished keith rowe business. early this year there was a three-part interview (never linked to here it looks like) on a brussels station called radio panik. two parts (the first of them legendary for the chopped and screwed vocal parts) are still downloadable as of now, but they never posted the third one:
http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/moa ... 5-at-8-pm/

i wrote them an email some months ago and never heard back, so now i've written again. does anybody per any chance have that third part? or else dropping them a line in french might draw an answer ...

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Wombatz wrote:
Jesse wrote:$10 euros / $12.63 USD to: jozef cseres @114731@mail.muni.cz, he'll mail it directly to you.
thanks for that, jesse! i sent him an email.
it's here already. 3" CD, 14 minutes, rather concise/sparse, nice rockist amplification with little feedbacks on top, mildly episodic in structure, most musically satisfying (as opposed to most complex) use of a "cultural touchstone" (quote). very worthwhile.

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my reaction to that 3" was: okay, but heard it all before. the fact that it's a live recording of 2010 probably doesn't help. Also, a bit too short to generate strong impact. If I would have been at the show 4 years ago, I would have loved it, but today I'd rather listen to Continuum Unbound or Sammath at my home.

Judging from the package etc, I have the impression that this was released more as a documentary thing for an art exhibition in the Czech republic than anything else.

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laszlo juhasz wrote:Image

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That's cover/cd image looks... not good. I would like to hear the music though.

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it looks like it is from the ongoing drawing/s he makes during live sets on paper under his setup, but I don't know for sure.

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It is. The exhibition folder is included, and it is a big fold out poster with the entire drawing on the back.