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Cities In Flight (AMCDR 150/51) 2CDR

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Cities In Flight (AMCDR 150/51) 2CDR

Artwork and design by Jim Tetlowcover by Alan, based on original artwork.£12.00 + p&p

CD1...
1. I WAS FOLLOWED HERE MYSELF 7'25"
Lucie Chapman: vocals
Jim Tetlow: laptop with keyboard, Alesis Air-FX
Pete Turnpenney: electric guitar, fx
2.
HE WATCHED THE FLAMES 7'20"
Chris Conway: theremin, fx
Dave Powell: hurdy-gurdy, fx
3.
FRIGHTENING AS PEOPLE 8'30"
Dave Dhonau: cello, fx
Alan Freeman: Roland SH-32, fx
Steve Freeman: bowed 5-string bass, fx
4.
CONTAMINATED 8'10"
Citizen Baxter: acoustic guitar, fx
Chris Conway: theremin, vocals, low whistle, field recordings, fx
Dave Dhonau: cello, fx
5.
GREW SO FAST 8'00"
Mel Fernandes: vocals
Alan Freeman: Roland SH-32, fx
Dave Powell: hurdy-gurdy, fx
Pete Turnpenney: electric guitar, fx
6.
I MYSELF DON'T UNDERSTAND ONE WORD OF IT 7'30"
Lucie Chapman: vocals
Steve Freeman: bowed 5-string bass, fx
Jim Tetlow: laptop with keyboard, vocals (through didgeridoo)
7.
THE DYNAMIC DUO 6'20"
Dave Dhonau: cello, fx
Jim Tetlow: didgeridoo, cajón drum

CD2...
1. THRUST THE SNIFTER 7'35"
Robin Chapman: acoustic guitar
Mel Fernandes: vocals
Pete Turnpenney: electric guitar, fx
2.
HAD THERE BEEN MORE OF THEM 8'15"
Citizen Baxter: kalimba, fx
Steve Freeman: bowed 5-string bass, fx
Carol Leeming: vocals
Dave Powell: hurdy-gurdy, fx
3.
A PACK OF IDEALISTS 8'30"
Lucie Chapman: vocals
Chris Conway: theremin, vocals, fx
Alan Freeman: Roland SH-32, fx
4.
MINDS LIKE SHIPS OUT OF CONTROL 8'00"
Citizen Baxter: acoustic guitar, fx
Robin Chapman: acoustic guitar
Mel Fernandes: vocals
Alan Freeman: Roland SH-32, fx
5.
EVERY THIRD PERSON ON THE PLANET 8'15"
Chris Conway: theremin, vocals, windchimes, field recordings, fx
Carol Leeming: vocals
Jim Tetlow: laptop with keyboard, Alesis Air-FX, cajón drum
Pete Turnpenney: electric guitar, fx
6.
SOME INCREDIBLE FOOL 7'00"
Lucie Chapman: vocals
Dave Dhonau: cello, fx
Steve Freeman: bowed 5-string bass, fx
Dave Powell: hurdy-gurdy, fx

All pieces improvised by randomly selected trios and quartets at Quadelectronic 11, Quad Studios, Leicester, 28th April 2009.
Engineered by Bob Bryars and Chris Conway. Recorded and mastered by Jim Tetlow.
All titles (except disc 1 track 7 randomly) selected from James Blish’s sci-fi omnibus "Cities In Flight".

Quadelectronic is a unique event, that intitially grew from gigs organised by Chris Conway at The Musician in 2004 to 2006, then our "Impromptu Electronic" sessions at Bambu in 2007-8, involving local musicians from Chris Conway improv projects: The Planet Scanners and Continuum, along with projects involving the Freeman brothers (owners of the Ultima Thule Record Shop) Alto Stratus, Endgame, Extremities and Triax.

Hosted by Chris Conway (well-known local musician) & Bob Bryars (Quad Studios). Quadelectronic is a unique inexplicable monthly event. More of a "happening" than a regular gig. An improv, jam, workshop event for those that love to experiment and interact in free improvisation. Open house, within reason, anything can happen. Naturally, the key focus is electronics, although other instruments extensively feature. Performances have ranged from free-form chaos to space-rock to cosmic jazz, to pure synthesizer or avant-garde electronics.

"Cities In Flight" documents one of the finest, and certainly the most consistently great, diverse and creative of events to date. So good in fact that we "had to release it". Funds from the sale of this will be split between UT and Jim Tetlow who is otherwise financing all the recording, editing and duplication out of his own pocket. Good of him, but we know there's bound to be some of you out there that would love to hear this!

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