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Jeph Jerman & Doug Theriault - Tathata

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Jeph Jerman & Doug Theriault - Tathata
Label: Nitkie
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Country: Russia
Released: 01 Jul 2010
Style: Abstract, Experimental, Minimal

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Vital Weekly (3rd August 2010)

A disc of improvisation, but one of a more special kind. Its not Doug Theriault, who plays guitar and electronics here, but Jeph Jerman who does something special. Jerman we best know as the man from Hands To, but in recent years he has turned to a player of stones, metals, sticks, leaves and such like. Usually in a highly acoustic style, which is what he does here too, but then as a set of percussion. Obviously not as a set of drums, but like all good improvising drummers as generators of sound. On 'Tathata' (which is sanskrit meaning of 'thusness' or 'suchness' and expresses 'appreciation of the true nature of reality in any given moment') there are three lengthy pieces of improvisation, all recorded on February 19, 2010. Careful playing of objects and strings, little bits of electronics dropping in and out and providing a with a lengthy, ongoing mass of sound. With a total length of around fifty-six minutes, this is a bit on the long side, I think. It hoovers closely on the fringe of being audible for a lot of time, which no doubt requires a long and intense...

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