CAT. #: ALP046
Marcos Fernandes - phonography, electronics
Bill Horist - guitar, electronics
Haco - electronics, voice
Masafumi Ezaki - trumpet
Bunsho Nishikawa - electronics
Tim Olive - electric bass
Jerks and Creeps, recorded during Marcos Fernandes and Bill Horist's 2005 Japan Tour, captures the energy of their live performances and reveals the evolution of a musical language developed over the years through their collaborative improvisations. Horist's extended guitar wizardry and Fernandes' processed field recordings combine and collide with each other and with the playful inventiveness of Haco's voice and electronics (at Big Apple in Kobe), or the minimalist eruptions of Masafumi Ezaki, Bunsho Nishikawa and Tim Olive (at Bridge, Osaka). The music mutates - sometimes slowly and at other times in spurts - constantly transforming itself like some primordial sonic soup.
"Bill Horist and Marcos Fernandes have stayed true to their roots in improvisation and experimentation yet their absolute will to build something from deconstructed parts and to firmly organise fragmented elements shines through clearer than ever."
"Three improvisations that sound innovative, fresh and surprising, different outlooks on electroacoustic microcosms that hide many untold secrets worthy of being revealed. "
- Touching Extremes
"...a celebration of the great, wonderful & strange things the musically talented mind can conjure up...a treasure trove, nearly 60 minutes worth, of exploratory sound that will both astound and (at times) confuse you..."
- Improvisation Nation