“It reminds me of....Christmas, snakes, a Thai restaurant, kangaroos and China!!!“
Amaya (aged 7)
"An experience! 'Ambient' doesn't do it justice, nor 'minimalism', despite the tonal discipline. Sun Ra would have given you a pension for life for some of this (he wanted to find this mode, but never got there).
There's obviously no language (especially musical) to describe, so reactions:
endlessly evolving cellular linearities, pools, pulses, eddies – zoology exists in spite of us, life-forms, bacterial colonies, micro-flora, submissions, vast microscopic onwardnessness (sic!).
Did I like it? Hell, yes!"
Hector Brissett, Jazz Archivist (Retd.)
This album was created as a response to the lock down and improvised over the internet at the end of April 2020. Phil was in South London and I was in Hove in East Sussex. We were exploring the possibilities of playing and improvising at a distance and this is what happened.
released June 2, 2020
Prophet 5, laptop, guitar and occasional percussion
Composer, sound artist, musician and photographer, Roger Harmar has composed for film, video and art installations and has appeared on albums by James Hardway and the Lani Singers. His music has been performed by CoMA and by New Music Brighton and is currently working on his next albums.
Born near London in 1957, Phil Durrant is a multi-instrumentalist improviser/composer/sound artist who currently performs solo and group concerts.
As a violinist (and member of the Butcher/Russell/Durrant trio), he was one of the key exponents of the "group voice approach" style of improvised music. In the late 90s, his trio with Radu Malfatti and Thomas Lehn represented a shift to a more “reductionist” approach.
Recently, he has been performing solo and duo concerts with Bill Thompson, Mark Wastell, as well as his seven-piece group ‘If Herbie Went West Coast’, using a modular synthesizer system. As a mandolinist, he has been performing with guitarist Martin Vishnick, mandolinist Richard Scott and drummer Emil Karlsen.
Durrant still performs regularly with the acoustic/electronic group Trio Sowari (with Bertrand Denzler and Burkhard Beins) and Mark Wastell’s The SEEN.