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Friday, August 7, 2009

para!helion - >3 (USA 1999)


Style: high altitude meditations


Featuring:
Dave - Trumpet, effects, percussion
Jeff - Electric Balilaika, effects
J.C. Thorne - percussion, loops, and acoustic bass
Chris & Co... additional percussion.


Improvised and recorded live to two track, Albuquerque, NM.
More information at
http://penmallet.blogspot.com/


"Of all the music I have posted (...) at Pen & Mallet, the two ¡para!helion releases are the ones that I personally listen to the most often. I have always chalked that up to the fact that ¡para!helion's music was all improvised. None of the overlearning under a critical ear that goes into creating and perfecting composed songs goes into the creation of improvised music, so, for me, it feels easier to listen to the songs as music, rather than as a product of my ego. In other words, it's easier to let go and hear the songs as songs without being critical of my own performance or wishing I had one more take to move the song closer to the ideal version that I carry around in my head. (...) today we have 6 never released songs taken from the Midaq Alley and 3 Miles from Mecca sessions. At the time we put those two releases together, these didn't make the cut primarily due to non-musical issues like less-than-ideal microphone placement, or minor equipment failures. After 10 years not hearing these, I don't find that those issues hurt these tracks much at all, so I thought I would share them. -- Several of these tracks include additional players beyond the trio including ¡para!helion's original drummer, Chris (iirc) and a gang of percussionist he brought over for one or two of our night recording sessions. Track's one and two come from the very last ¡para!helion session, with Ghazna being the last song we ever recorded."

(Info from http://penmallet.blogspot.com)


para!helion - >3 (USA 1999)
(mp3-zip, 6 tracks, VBR, 42,9 MB, 43 min)

1) Chabolo

2) Ghazna

3) Bactra

4) Haraiva

5) Lampaka

6) Nagarahara

Get it here or here!
Also available in lossless Flac, Ogg Vorbis
as well as Mp3 from the internet archive.

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1 comment:

icastico said...

Thanks for spreading the word.
I think there may be one more release that can be squeezed out of the archives.