Surd I

by Surd

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august 2013 04:19
do we belong 06:53
Unspecified It struggles at the bounds of emotion But it's still there; a music, fair Into the smoothest course of motion Mournfully undefined Unrecognized. Most timid Like a spark for poetry it jumps Recompense of anticipation The initiation's distant hums Top secret The limit. Unmentionable On the brink stumbling Of speech's dash_ in the hush An opera heroine's mute mumbling Hardly observable Unobjectionable. Unspecified.
nippon 03:25


recorded @ Crystalli Studios_ 2010-13
mixed by stelios mihas-nikos ioakeim
mastered & produced by stelios mihas


released June 9, 2014

nikos ioakeim_ acme siren, baoding balls, chime tree, drums, handbells, keyboard, slide harmonica, vocals
alexis kotsopoulos_ cello, classical guitar, howling tube, kazoo, kemençe, lyrics (4 & 6), ney, vocals
stelios mihas_ drums, el. guitar & live processing, toy xylophone, vocals

all tracks written by Surd BUT

1, 5 & 8: our intuitive music after text-compositions by Karlheinz from 1968 (Aus den sieben Tagen) & 1970 (Für kommende Zeiten)
2: a whirling fantasy on a little John Cage song from 1942
3: our spontaneous reading of the notorious Earle Brown graph from 1952
7: including recited excerpts by Tom Robbins, Hermann Hesse & Elfriede Jelinek

All tracks performed live in the studio


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Surd Utrecht, Netherlands

Fugitive. Elusive. Unclassified.
Deconstruction. Undecidability & eternal interplay. Independence. Unpredictability.

We start out with anything. We shake it to the foundations. Lay bare. Reduce preconceptions to the minimum. Go.
Thus: we are a un-cover band.

Indeterminacy means to us, although (or because) it is in conflict with preferences (and we are all preferences).
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