Discord AggregateA.Molotkov : Can you stay forever ? (1998-2004) (US,2004)***'
This album is a mixed media project based upon a book, “Not from around now (poetry for a small choir)” with poetry and images.
The images are a bit small on the CD cover to see enough what’s on them, but perhaps the images with the music can be confusing or actually disturbing as I’m sure the music can also do completely without them.
This project had started in 1998, and was finally recorded between 2001 and 2004 with a large number of participants and instruments including various Indian instruments.
Basically we hear a number of poems and multi-coloured odd series of notes played by communicating instruments. This gives the idea of a prepared instrument but here played by different instruments. The poems are like theatre pieces, with an almost surreal dream versions of thoughts/philosophy. A few more tracks have some voice experiments as contributing instruments.
Participants are : Carol Alban, silver flute, Peter Altenberg, sarangi, tabla, Cindy Lubar Bishop, spoken voice, coughs, sighs, Dan Cantrell, accordion, saw , throat singing, Joshua Gest, electric sitar, Morga Guberman, contrabass, Alexander Kort, cello and electric cello, Brad Mossman, didgeridoo, mouth harp, Zachery Pith-Smith, saxophones, pifano, S.B.Reda, spoken voice, electric guitar, bass, Joseph Rigan, lap steel guitar, reverse steel guitar, Lila Sklar, violin, plucked violin, Azi Vajravai, zurna, bansuri, Annie Vox, spoken voice, David Wilson, Baroque violin, Pamela Zero, spoken voice, vocals, guitar, vacuum cleaner, tambura, A.Molotkov, spoken voice, duduk, vocals, recorder, Bengali flute, plucked violin, keyboards, guitar, guitar percussion, drums, tabla, dumbeks, bendir, bells, pan, lid, thundertube, boom-whackers.