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Third Ear Band - Mosaic (with Roberto Musci) (CD)

Genre: Rock/Pop
Release Date: 17th June 2016

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST411CD
Price: $14.29
Available: In Stock


 
Third Ear Band - Mosaic (with Roberto Musci)
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Third Ear Band were a British musical group formed in the London in the mid-1960s.Their line-up was unusual, at first consisting of violin, cello, oboe and percussion,and most of their output was instrumental and partly improvised. Members came from The Giant Sun Trolley and The People Band to create an improvised music drawingon Eastern raga forms, European folk, experimental minimalism and medievalinfluences. They recorded two soundtracks, the first in 1970 for an animated filmby Herbert Fuchs of Abelard and Heloise (which first saw release as part ofLuca Ferrari’s Necromancers of the Drifting West Sonic Book in 1997) and then in 1971for Roman Polanski’s film of Macbeth.  

The way of improvisation and composition that Third Ear band generates is a uniquemusic; a music that wrap and alienate you.  The use of modal improvisations, with pentatonic and eptatonic scales derived from Arabian and Indian music culture, the mixing of particular timbre, the use of percussive rhythms with a metric dilatation, that ancestral call to the ritual music (from the ancient Egypt to the Druids).  It’s a strange sensation, but listening to their music it seems that sounds are stratificating on different levels and the listener loses the cognition of time.

The Mosaic Project

The lure to recreate that old music atmospheres for letting them live is still great in me. Basically the project was inspired by John Oswald’s work who coined the expression “Plunderphonics” (Plunderphonics : taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition).  His work on Michael Jackson repertoire (with related legal case, i.e the cover: Michael Jackson’s head on a female body...) was really clamorous. The idea was to record a tribute to the Third Ear Band just using their original music for recreating that musical poetic and the sensations they gave to me, playing the right instrumentsand looking for that pictures linked to their specific iconography (ancient Egypt, Alchemy, Druids...)


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