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Unbuttoned, primordial, communal compositions: deceptively gibberish, underlined by a unique if cryptic set of group rules. Imagine a gurning Spike Milligan and Trevor Wishart getting up to mischief. Definitely check it if you liked Laurie Tompkins’ Heat, War, Sweat, Law
“’Cows In Large Pastures' is British, Berlin-based saxophonist and composer Sam Andreae’s Slip debut: a hoard of absurdist community music delivered by a swivel-eyed squad of co-conspirators.
Andreae’s pieces employ puckish graphic and text notation, each a collection of single pages which should be reordered and fucked with during performance. They juxtapose and coalesce sour, pinched vocal tableaux with fidgety, gestural music for ephemera and sometimes instruments.
Crucially, the pieces collected here - 'v3K(araoke)', 'Curiously Tea She Said', 'Everyone, Always, Honestly' - are propulsive and primal; feverish in their repetition and weirdly melodic. Think Wolff’s 'Burdocks' running downhill, the quicksilver logic of The Goon Show, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble with nothing but junk.
Sam has performed and run workshops in the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and Japan with Christian Wolff, THF Drenching, Rodrigo Constanzo, Kelly Jayne Jones, Richard Scott, Cath Roberts, Richard Craig, Otto Willberg, David Birchall, Daysuke Takaoka, Michael Duch and Mette Rasmussen. He released 'Solo', a saxophone and electronics tape for Tombed Visions, in 2015.”