Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this collection of edited improvisations by Peter Marsh and Paul May. Exquisitely recorded with an unusual and fascinating use of field recordings "Falling, More Slowly" is an intricately structured and rather beautiful collection...
released June 7, 2013
Composed and decomposed by Peter Marsh and Paul May.
Paul May - drums etc
Peter Marsh - other instruments, field recordings, computer
Drum recordings by Jon Clayton at One Cat
Other recordings made on location in Battersea, Vienna, Lindisfarne, Budapest, Brixton and the East Coast of Scotland.
Photography by Josephine Dixon.
"This one really knocked my head around. It fakes you out by setting up an expectation of one thing with it’s almost trad-jazz sounding intro, but then the sound of the piano, drums & standup bass dissolve away, leaving twitching effected remnants. The instrumentation doesn’t actually change much throughout, but due to effects and extended techniques they aren’t so recognizable. A touchstone for what is up here might be a band like Supersilent, but that band’s approach (from what I’ve heard of it) is kind of a saturated, claustrophobic, heavy hallucinatory trip, whereas Marsh & May have a softer touch, exploring an airy, wide-open-spaces surrealism. This is a total pleasure to listen to"
-Vuzh Music Blog