Monkey Puzzle Trio - White World

White World

Monkey Puzzle Trio

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 8 tracks 8.99
Download Album (mp3) 8 tracks 5.99
Download Album (wav) 8 tracks 5.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Monkey Puzzle Trio - White World

A slowly evolving music project featuring This Heat drummer/lynchpin Charles Hayward, Pinski Zoo and Crackle bassist Nick Doyne-Ditmas and the words, voice and textures of avant-vocalist Viv Corringham, whose music walks a tightrope between song, improvisation and sound-as-sound.

“We are making new song forms based on live improvisation. Every song is created in the actual moment of performance.” [V.C]

Their debut album ‘White World’ lays down the blueprint for their sound. Captured over four days of recording, the results were then slowly edited and manipulated in the studio, two tracks being entirely reconstructed from fragments accumulated in the sessions. The sound is mostly about the interaction between the musicians - driven by the restless energy, invention and power of Hayward’s drumming and underpinned by Doyne-Ditmas’ languid and exploratory double bass, to which Corringham contributes, with the aid of a loop pedal, her unique collage of words and sounds… “Song is at the heart of Monkey Puzzle Trio’s music.” [C.H]

Together they create a distinctive sound world which is exhilarating and immersive and relies fully on the sensitivity and experience of all three musicians.

Credits:
Charles Hayward - drums, melodica, keyboards
Viv Corringham - electric voice, mini disks
Nick Doyne-Ditmas - double bass



Reviews

"Their debut was recorded in just four days and is one of the most mesmerizing avant-jazz albums that Notion has heard for some time." [Notion]

"An utterly impressive début, 'White World' is the exciting sound of three musicians tuned perfectly to each other's sonic free-thinking." [Rock A Rolla]

"...fascinating and hypnotic music." [The Wire]

"When this particular threesome converges, the result is a music that only exists as a very particular collision. The roots of their soundscapes are inextricably entwined with the German avant-groove combo Can, producer Adrian Sherwood's output and The Slits, in their dubbier incarnation... ...A lightness of rhythmic touch is the main character of these improvised pieces." [BBC online]


Tracklisting

CD Album (SLOCD012)
  1. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Knight, Rook, Bishop
  2. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Lessness
  3. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Araucaria Araucana
  4. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Chair Farm
  5. Monkey Puzzle Trio - White World
  6. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Slowdown/Speed-up/Slowdown
  7. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Know What I Mean?
  8. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Same Old Same Old
Download Album (SLODL012)
  1. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Knight, Rook, Bishop
  2. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Lessness
  3. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Araucaria Araucana
  4. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Chair Farm
  5. Monkey Puzzle Trio - White World
  6. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Slowdown/Speed-up/Slowdown
  7. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Know What I Mean?
  8. Monkey Puzzle Trio - Same Old Same Old

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Knight, Rook, Bishop £0.79
2 Lessness N/A N/A
3 Araucaria Araucana £0.79
4 Chair Farm £0.79
5 White World £0.79
6 Slowdown/Speed-up/Slowdown £0.79
7 Know What I Mean? £0.79
8 Same Old Same Old £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (8 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Knight, Rook, Bishop £0.79
2 Lessness N/A N/A
3 Araucaria Araucana £0.79
4 Chair Farm £0.79
5 White World £0.79
6 Slowdown/Speed-up/Slowdown £0.79
7 Know What I Mean? £0.79
8 Same Old Same Old £0.79
Entire WAV Download Album (8 tracks) £5.99