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“Terrie of The Ex collaborated with numerous people over the years to get inspiration from and absorbing all elements of all music, but continuing to being raw and unpolished. In meetings with the Norwegian hard-hitting avant-garde drummer, Paal Nilssen-Love, two souls of similar attitude meet, although from very different background. Being a jazz drummer, Nilssen-Love holds his sticks well in the improvised area of music, much more than the average jazz musicians do today.
This CD is hard free-style with a punk attitude, but with the complexity of the most experimental sides of avant-garde jazz. Terrie Ex creates raw, untreated guitar sounds in compassion with the hectic energetic drums of Paal Nilssen-Love. Exploring various sides of the electric guitar and so also with the drums, it is never predictable which turn the track will take.
It’s powerful, speedy, chaotic, but with a high degree of interplay and charm. Improvised, yes, but never out of focus. Although the two slow it down at times, they soon build up to the energies described, uncompromising, vibrant, hard, sonic, exploring their noisy palette of sound.”
Recorded during the Sonic Protest Festival at the Centre Barbara Fleury Goutte d’Or in Paris on April 14th, 2012 by Jean-Christophe Lion, assisted by Benjamin Pagier.
Mixed and mastered by Arnold de Boer.
Artwork + layout by Emma Fischer.
Photos by Matías Corral.