Thursday, June 27, 2019

Ken Vandermark & Terrie Ex - Scaffolding [Terp Records 030]

Released via the Dutch Terp Records-imprint on May 10th, 2k19 is "Scaffolding", the new full on collaboration album forged by Terrie Ex and Ken Vandermark who've shared stages and recording experiences numerous times over the years and have been performing as a distinct duo since 2014. With their recent longplayer the pair caters a menu of ten impressive improvisation pieces stretched over the course of 34 minutes, fusing and forcing their instruments - tenor saxophone, clarinet and guitar - into a turbulent, brutalist maelstrom of jumpy sonic freestyle and total musical freedom, redefining the boundaries of and between music and pure noise even for experienced listeners whilst catering an alarming, intense crescendo that's defo not one for the faint-hearted but a recommendation for all listeners who like to search for extremes in whatever genre. Even though tunes like "Instant Extant" unveil a deeper, intimiate and more Post-PostRock related side of the duos work as well. File under: Free Improv for the headstrong.

Album artwork on Instragram!


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