Here's another Terrific upgrade by Boromir on the 220 rip he initially posted at Inconstant sol ... stone cold classic of early European free improv.
Some say the music has become, formulaic & predictable, now that its been practically institutionalized, and become a universal urban folk music.
This is an example of the music at its most Anarchic , no Erstwhile.. contrived highly formalised ambient noise scapes here.
This music flirts with total chaos... erupting into ferocious melees that assault the senses .. a musical punch up is how a friend described certain passages, but then again he isn't a fan ... preferring the generic digital electro acoustic sheen that graces most of our eras most celebrated free improvised cd's.
Which are now it seems as equally necessary as accoutrement's of urbane middlebrow sophistication as Ikea furniture,and minimalist decor.
Its common knowledge that the master tapes of all the early Icp records have been lost , with only existing vinyl as proof that this vitally important, enriching late 20Th c music ever existed.
Reissues are unlikely to be forth coming anytime soon.
Peter Brotzmann: tenor sax
Paul Rutherford: trombone
Han Bennink: percussion
Misha Mengelberg: piano
Evan Parker: tenor and soprano sax
Peter Bennink: alto sax, bagpipes
Derek Bailey: guitar
Recorded: 15/5/1970 Rotterdam
Again , i haven't made any attempts to separate tracks...Boromirs lp is in pretty good nick ,so only a light application of magix, was called upon to remove the more obvious crackle.
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more OOP ICP ALBUMS...