Macrotonality

by ergod

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SIDE A recorded in Birmingham, August 2016
SIDE B recorded in Zürich, February 2017

Richard Scott - viola
Tapiwa Svosve - alto saxophone

Alexander Hinksman - mixing & mastering

cover design by Richard Scott

released on Physical Correlate

review by Brian Olewnick (Just Outside blog):
Two tracks on this cassette featuring Scott on viola and Svosve on alto saxophone. This first is a kind of dronish piece, with Scott playing sandy, rasping, midrange arco lines, combining them with deeper, hollow swoops while Svovse begins with airy huffs and the clicking of keys before gradually moving into softly blown lines that, for me, somehow recall Marion Brown. It's a familiar approach but well handled, showing fine patience. The second piece, recorded some six months after the first, shows a subtle but significant advance. The initial sounds are more fragmented--brief strokes and plucks, clicks and shuffling (and instrument rubbing), but everything well chosen to gently fill the space. The activity thickens, the sounds slowly lengthen and cohere, coalescing into a semi-solid, near-whole by the piece's conclusion. Very satisfying.

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released December 31, 2018

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ergod Birmingham, UK

ergod are Richard Scott (Birmingham) and Tapiwa Svosve (Zürich) and they have been playing evasive, psychogeological music together since 2014 when they met in Leamington Spa’s Botanical Gardens. They play viola and alto saxophone, respectively.

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