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Xing-Wu - Jean-Luc Guionnet
Jean-Luc Guionnet
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- xing-wu records – Selangor Darul Ehsan - Malaisie - 2002
“MUSIC STATION†, improvisation instrumentale in-situ : Dan Warburton (violon), Eric La Casa (microphones) & Jean-Luc Guionnet (sa)

Featuring live bands, avant electronica, field recordists, improvisers and minimalist composers, there are numerous reasons to be excited about this 2-disc compilation of some of the most innovative and original sound artists from across the world. Perhaps the most important reason is that this is the first release from the new Malaysian based Xing-Wu records, a label established to document local experimental works, five of which appear here alongside the worlds foremost experimental performers. Another reason is that all of the tracks are exclusive to this release, including the likes of persistently weird Argentinean rockers rockers Reynols, no input mixing board sine manipulator Toshimaru Nakamura, renowned improviser and What Is Music cofounder Oren Ambarchi, recent visitor and collaborator with Tony Buck, German trumpeter and sound manipulator Axel Dorner and Japanese dobro player Tetuzi Akiyama, who coaxes difficult skull piercing pitches from his innocent looking instrument. Highlights include American Jeph Jerman�s field recordings of birds gathering near his house, local improvisers Anthony Pateras and David Brown�s (Bucketrider) sparse and tentative untitled cut which echoes some of their work with Sean Baxter on the recently released Ataxic disc, and the incredibly difficult pitches of Malaysian ensemble Zai De�s Ni-Be. The reality is that the multitudes of sounds and approaches presented here ensure Xing-Wu a bright future in providing an important regional role in documenting the local scene and assisting it to remain connected to the all of the directions and developments from the other side of world.

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Disc One
1. Climax Golden Twins - Relinquish (4:47)
2. Reynols - Rasoyo Jisos Repuliom Alfrazado (6:06)
Originally recorded at Ornitivo Studios, Buenos Aires, June 1999
Remixed and mastered at Mofifero Studios, Buenos Aires, April 2002
Originally released in 2002
Miguel Tomasin : cachubo drums, voice, psychic fzzz
Moncho Conlazo : electric guitar, marmonio mogal
Anla Courtis : electric guitar, rovelio concinado
3. Toshimaru Nakamura - Preset #4 (NIMB #28) (7:18)
Performed and recorded in January 2002
Toshimaru Nakamura : internal feedback from “no-input mixing boardâ€
4. Zai De - Ni-Be (6:38)
Recorded live at the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Zai De
Yandsen : broken bass amp, bass guitar
Tham Kar Mun : analog synthesizer, devices, electronics
Yin Pin : self-made instruments, microphones, four-track, guitar
Alex Lam : rambling
5. Volcano the Bear - Clayslaps (6:01)
6. Yandsen - Jargon (6:00)
7. Tetuzi Akiyama - Sword (5:52)
Tetuzi Akiyama : dobro
Recorded and pre-mastered by Amephone on July 8, 2002
8. Thuja - Untitled (4:39)
Loren Chasse
Stephen R. Smith
Glenn Donaldson
Rob Reger
9. Carl Stone - Swad (4:07)
Realized in the sound studios of Chukyo University, Japan
10. Tham Kar Mun - Copula (6:12)
Tham Kar Mun : wood, glass, pen, pencil, container, paper
11. Oren Ambarchi - Freeze Out (8:30)
12. Eric La Casa - S’ombre Part 3 (3:13)
Disc Two
1. Jeph Jerman - Grackles (5:43)
2. Loren Chasse - Script Lichen (4:02)
3. Eric La Casa, Jean-Luc Guionnet, and Dan Warburton - Music Station (5:36)
Improvised live in Pré Saint-Gervais Métro station, Paris
Eric La Casa : microphones
Jean-Luc Guionnet : saxophone
Dan Warburton : violin
4. Taku Sugimoto - Bells 2 (6:07)
Recorded at Studio Che in July 2002
Taku Sugimoto : composition and guitar
5. Yin Pin - Psalm 3:4 (6:42)
Conceived in 1998
Yin Pin : pedal, objects, guitar
6. Axel Dörner - Marchlai (7:56)
Axel Dörner : acoustic trumpet
7. Anthony Pateras and David Brown - Duet (4:10)
Anthony Pateras : prepared piano
David Brown : semi-acoustic guitar
8. Janek Schaefer - Maison A Bordeaux (9:15)
9. Andrea Neumann - Innenklavier (3:15)
Recorded at Papelallee 5 in March 2003
Transferred from MD to CD by Hanno Leichtmann at Static Lab, Berlin
Andrea Neumann : inside piano, mixing desk
10. Yannick Dauby - Formless Walking (5:41)
11. Matt Shoemaker - Pantai Ayu (5:56)
12. MNortham - Epidermal Filigree (5:40)
Recorded in July 2003
13. Lee Kwang - Stormy Weather (4:33)