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Linear Obsessionalis delighted to present this beautifully recorded collection of intimate duos from Chris Cundy (bass clarinet) and Benedict Taylor (viola)

"These eight duos were recorded at the chapel of Francis Close Hall. It’s a space I’ve been familiar with for close to twenty years now, providing me with a home for various musical collaborations, concerts and recording sessions. Recorded by music archivist and friend Chris Trent the results give a close account of how the bass clarinet and viola respond and play out in the giant emptiness of that wooden framed interior. Titles such as Aggressive Silver Lines, or In Vertical Lizards were an attempt to create an inventory of imagined camouflage patterns. Our approach to this music is to explore the emergence of things. Music is not written down. They are improvisations and allow us a glimpse but they never lead to any kind of grand design. Just
as those fabulous dazzle paintings on ships during wartime were designed to confuse the senses in the enemy's direction - the great arc of the thing is never completely hidden. Gesture and accident are things to play with and to provoke, but we welcome plain melody when it comes. Sometimes it lingers around us becoming faint, foggy, with sharper outlines it becomes almost recognisable"

Chris Cundy December 2016

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released July 5, 2017

Chris Cundy - bass clarinet
Benedict Taylor - viola

Recorded at Francis Close Hall Chapel, University of Gloucestershire.
Engineered by Chris Trent.
Compiled and edited by Chris Cundy.
Mastered at Calundronius by Chris Trent.
Thanks to Stuart Wilding at University of Gloucestershire.

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"Linear Obsessional" is a label for experimental, improvised, and other music that falls through the cracks.
All of it available for "Name your Price" (which includes "£0")
Since 2013 all releases also get a limited physical release too.
Most music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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