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Marcos Fernandes, Mike Pride
"a mountain is a mammal"

CAT. #: ALP042

Produced by Marcos Fernandes and Mike Pride.
Recorded at Funhole Studios, Brooklyn, NY on November 5, 2005.

Marcos Fernandes - percussion, phonography
Mike Pride - drums, percussion, glockenspiel, electronics, voice

a mountain is a mammal is about human beings. Science and technology surely had a hand in its evolution but in the end, it's about people. Two people, in fact, and happenstance. Marcos Fernandes (California) and Mike Pride (New York) are two drummers. They met one rainy night in Tokyo while on their respective tours in the Spring of 2005. Collaborations ensued and the two recorded duets one sunny afternoon in New York City. The results showed that there was chemistry. And the proof is in this pressing - a collection of dialogues between two people who passed in the night and met again, days upon days later.

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"Fernandes and Pride are two renowned percussionists who have been active in the free music scene for many years, ... prove themselves to be two competent, keen-eared players with the capability of enhancing a conversational flow. The whole makes for 40 minutes of sober yet often exciting improvisation."
- Touching Extremes

"Yes, without doubt it was a good idea from Fernandes and Pride for working together. Proving that improvised is still very much alive if it is the work of inspired and intuitive musicians."
- Dorf Muller, Vital Weekly (DM)

"...a percussion rooted batch of experimental tracks that are extremely minimal and informed by a certain freestyle jazz structure with hints of math rock without the rock bit."
- Kristofer Upjohn,

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