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KRAABEL, CAROLINE and HARGREAVES, PHIL: Where we were - shadows of Liverpool
Made over four years in an anechoic chamber and mostly the streets, greenhouses, bars, , tunnels, libraries and halls of Liverpool by the over-modest (imported) national treasure Caroline Kraabel (sax, voice) and bat-eared Phil Hargreaves (saxes, flute, voice), this is that rare thing - a recording that captures a mutual musicality in the context of -indeed inseparable from - real places and real times. It's hard to explain why this works so well - why should the acoustic and ambience of a site so transform the musical material? Perhaps because psychoacoustically our ears are designed to assess and picture place from the minute shifts in reverberation and tone that open location recordings provide. Studio recordings as a rule go out of their way to eliminate all this 'unwanted' data and wind up flat, or at least fake like a painting: perspective is still not space. Here is space. L

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