Saturday, January 17, 2015

Video of the Day #9/2015: Manuel Mota (1) / Derek Bailey & Cecil Taylor (1/2) / Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt (5)

Long awaited monolithic boxset release from Manuel Mota, his second so far on Dromos.

Material spreads from solo electric and acoustic to various live performances across the five discs. After more than a couple of decades of activity one might believe he knows what to expect of Mota, but the evolution in his work is constant and ever-developing.

Throughout each disc and piece of music, Manuel Mota's suspended structures and isolated notes resonate with the intimacy and sentiment Manuel always has put into his music, a parameter often ignored in modern improvisation. Playing by his own definitions of time and space, Mota makes "Rck" an essential deliverence of his unique and different approach in instumentation,material, structure and even acoustic spaces (which he uses often to his benefit).

Every boxset comes in a clamcase, signed and nubered with a different drawing by Manuel Mota on each cover. On the inside, among liner notes by Tetuzi Akiyama and accompanying recording information, there is a set of five different original prints made by portuguese artist Ana Teresa Ascensão each one made with a specific record in mind. 5 Cd Boxset comes in a limited edition of 100

All music by Manuel Mota
All artwork by Manuel Mota & Ana Teresa Ascensão
Liner notes by Tetuzi Akiyama 

Derek Bailey & Cecil Taylor
Pleistozaen mit Wasser (FMP, 1989)
(all music by Cecil Taylor & Derek Bailey)

Plus the newest collabo
Bill Orcutt / Chris Corsano
"Road Stories"
limited to 750 Copies