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Trance-like minimal loops and drones from Canadian electronics composer Meloche orchestrated by Archer with improvised percussion and voices from Robair and Hodnett. A unique meeting of minimalism and improv.

 

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Chris Meloche - guitar and electronics

Martin Archer - woodwind and electronics

Gino Robair - percussion and electronics

Lyn Hodnett – voice

Silena Lena - artwork



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Trance-like minimal loops and drones from Canadian electronics composer Meloche orchestrated by Archer with improvised percussion and voices from Robair and Hodnett. A unique meeting of minimalism and improv.

 

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Chris Meloche - guitar and electronics

Martin Archer - woodwind and electronics

Gino Robair - percussion and electronics

Lyn Hodnett – voice

Silena Lena - artwork

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Gino Robair - percussion and electronics

Lyn Hodnett – voice

Silena Lena - artwork

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Dynamite, nigh-on indescribable soundscapes by the eclectic quartet of Martin ArcherChris MelocheGino Robair, and Lynn Hodnett. Crawling-eye tronix, insectile percussive nesting, stray woodwind warble. eerie eventides, and a gathering of additionally mysterious awry sonics recall Nurse With Wound's early work in a blaze of sheer unbridled imagination. On Archer's always-fascinating Discus imprint. - Darren Bergstein

 

 

Canadian guitarist Meloche is a regular visitor to the UK and often hooks up with Archer for gigs and musical experiments.  For example, Meloche and Archer feature on the glorious 2006 Outward Sound Ensemble’s ‘Thunder in a clear sky’.  In 2016, Meloche left a CD with some ethereal loops and drones that he had been developing and this forms the basis of the three pieces on this set. Archer contacted US percussionist Robair to see about a trio performance.  Robair sent back a recording of electronics and percussion pieces of his own.  From these, Archer assembled the background to the three parts on this CD.  Knowing that the various noises were created artificially doesn’t prepare you for how lifelike the sounds are on the first and third tracks, much as if what you are listening to are recordings of birds, insects and animals in some tropical rainforest.  This organic nature of the sounds is played with and emphasised by Archer’s woodwind and Hodnett’s high frequency vocal improvisations.  The second track struck me as sounding very much like a slowed down version of dub Reggae, with echoey horns and a teeth-shaking bass line (although, here too, the electronics produced noises of an   organic rather than artificial nature).

Martin Archer’s press release provides a neat description of how he responded to the mix of Meloche’s sustained drones and Robair’s percussive electronics, and how he set up his equipment so that the sounds of the woodwind instruments are translated through a midi converter to trigger a ‘cloud’ of recordings of Hodnett’s vocals improvisations.  If you’re still with me so far, then this is definitely a CD you’ll like as much as I do.  There is, of course, a challenge in detecting the source of the various sounds that are merged together – but there is far more pleasure in simply letting the wash of sounds work their magic.  Archer’s intention was to create a set of pieces that could be performed live – this would, I think, be spell-binding and definitely the sort of thing that would take centre stage at a festival like Supersonic.  - Chris Baber – JAZZ VIEWS

 

 

 

Imagine an enormous, lumbering airship emerging from thick black clouds in a howling tempest, with lightning flashing and hailstones pinging every which way- Daniel Spicer, Wire

 

 

Convincing and full of creative ideas. Generate an atmosphere of suspension and repetitive soundscapes trance underpinned, in three different parts of this suite, from the various activities of the sax, percussion, guitar, voice and electronics. In this way you create a strange feeling of stillness in movement: the riffs and repetitive drones develop progressively, fueling a sound very layered and complex, but always brilliant. As bright as the light of which the album sings, in sounds, sincerity; a light hitting, flashes, thanks to intense insertions of the various elements of the group. A psychedelic dream-like disk. -  A G Bertinetto, Kathodik.

 

 

An interesting project that is about combining minimalistic trance-induced loops and drones combined with (pre-recorded) improvisation. Archer turned it into three hypnotic and psychedelic soundscapes that work well. The electronics by Meloche and the free drumming by Robair make an interesting contrast that is bridged by Archer’s interventions. - VITAL WEEKLY

 

 

Archer still borders on discovering new soundscapes. La musica di questo inedito quartetto virtuale si origina da uno dei suoi periodici incontri con il canadese Meloche, sperimentatore elettro-acustico e artista multimediale dell'Ontario. The music of this new virtual quartet originates from one of his periodic meetings with the Canadian Meloche, an electro-acoustic experimenter and an Ontario multimedia artist. I due si sono ritrovati nel 2016 a Sheffield per un paio di concerti, e parte delle registrazioni è stata in seguito recapitata dal canadese ad Archer per capire se cavarne fuori qualcosa. The two found themselves in Sheffield in 2016 for a couple of concerts, and part of the recordings was later sent by the Canadian to Archer to figure out if to get something out of it. Costui a sua volta ha rilanciato, proponendo di inserirvi dell'altro materiale registrato da Robair, altra abituale frequentazione dell'inglese, al fine di ricomporre il tutto e ottenere qualcosa di più strutturato da poter eseguire dal vivo. He, in turn, has relaunched, proposing to include some other material recorded by Robair, another habitual frequentation of English, in order to recompose everything and get something more structured to perform live. A tal fine ha poi coinvolto anche Hodnett, abile improvvisatrice vocale. To this end he also involved Hodnett, a skilled vocal improviser. Insieme hanno registrato altra musica e, infine, Archer ha rimodellato il tutto. Together they recorded more music and finally, Archer reshaped it all. Il lungo brano eponimo che ne è saltato fuori è diviso in tre parti e mescola minimalismo, jazz e psichedelia. The long eponymous piece that has emerged is divided into three parts and mixes minimalism, jazz and psychedelic. La prima sezione ruota intorno all'intreccio tra il contralto di Archer e la voce di Hodnett, che appare quasi come evocata, in un rincorrersi di entrambi emergendo e fluttuando su una nuvola di suoni fabbricati da Meloche, vagamente imparentati con quelli cigolanti dei Nurse With Wound. The first section revolves around the intertwining of Archer's contralto and the voice of Hodnett, which appears almost as evoked, in a succession of both emerging and floating on a cloud of sounds made by Meloche, vaguely related to those creaking Nurse With Wound. Nella seconda parte, Archer ha sovrainciso i suoi sassofoni su un tappeto sonoro di elettronico/percussivo e il risultato evoca le cose migliori di Terry Riley, quello di Poppy Noggod , per intenderci. In the second part, Archer has overwritten his saxophones on an electronic / percussive sound carpet and the result evokes the best things of Terry Riley, that of Poppy Noggod , so to speak. Nella sezione conclusiva tornano co-protagonisti gli acuti di Hodnett, in compagnia di rumori di origine radiofonica. In the concluding section, the high notes of Hodnett come back to co-star, in the company of noises of radio origin. A tratti inquietante, sempre ipnotico. At times disturbing, always hypnotic. - MUSICA JAZZ

 

 

Ovšem právě Archer si nedal ujít příležitost, aby opět i sám nepřekvapil něčím nečekaným. Album The Sincerity of Light, na kterém s postupným podílem participovali kytarista a elektronik Chris Meloche, perkusista a elektronik Gino Robair a vokalistka Lyn Hodnett a kterému průběžně Martin Archer (dechové a klávesové nástroje plus elektronika) dodával konečnou (doaranžovávanou) podobu, je skládanková, vypuzzleovaná záležitost. Je to tajfunově podšitý úplet, prokombinovaný a dodetailovaný do tří částí, vzájemně proposílaných a prokombinovaných ze statických i aktivních elementů. Archer zrekapituloval celé jeho utváření s historickou přesností včetně jednotlivých detailů a návazností; nám musí stačit, že jde o vzájemný konglomerát hudebních materiálů a technik, jehož výsledek, vzniklý posléze ze složitých machinací, bude prý předveden i naživo.

Každopádně první část je vyreptávána s briskním nahromaďováním a s třeskutostními vrypy sesouvána do řezavostního drsnění. Všechno je zde náběhově vyrůzňované, promlátivě vyrumplovávané a samohybně výhybkové. Nová a nová vyjíždivost tohoto elaborátu je porozbíjená, plná průsmyků a výmyků; tato prodrnčovaná explozívnost se ani na mžik nezastaví, je to zapeklostně eruptivní závraťování, které nás zavaluje neustále pozměňovaným hlučením, skučením, ječením, třeštěním, zurčením, které až posléze (Part I čítá téměř osmnáct minut) zmatoví do probublávavého odrobustňování, náhalného závitnění, tušivého čepýření a osamělostního zabrouzdání. Obdobnost jednotlivých částí je naráně, přesto druhá část (prodychtěná zejména seskupením Archerových altek) se mi jeví jasnozřivější, rozbřeskovaně prozvoňovaná a vířivěji vytemperovávaná, její rozpumpovávání je protřepávaně zapikolovávané, propráskané, až vypráskané, vlastně spíše promrskutované, rozdivněné do minimalistické peřejovosti, třískovost se tu střetává s cinkavou zasklenkovaností, vyhřmívaná rozparáděnost se splašnou srážkovostí. Ustavičné rozvíjení a zapadání, protežované protahování, měnlivě spádné i nekonečně variované, a přitom stáleznovuzrozované rozruš(n)ění činí z těchto následných šestnácti minut nepřeberný anti-galimatyáš. Třetí část (šestnáctiminutová)se záhřmotně vykvedlává, je vyhmatávavě prohráběná, plná námluvností, truců, shybů, rolování, prochvívání a kolesňování, je to rozlicované výtržnictví, rozhojňované a rozpřevracované až do zádušniva a vymítava. Najdeme tu v kupodivné svornosti závěsně škeřivé střečkování, vyklíčené vykličkování, truchlé žabovřesknění, výličné odbojnění či smečkové zálisnění, vše obklopeno shlukovanou probíjivostí, a ani se nepodivíme, když vše zabrzdí v jednotónové konečnosti. Tedy další tvář mnohotvárného Martina Archera, který se jen málokdy. - ZDENEK SLABY, HISVOICE

 

 

 

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Dynamite, nigh-on indescribable soundscapes by the eclectic quartet of Martin ArcherChris MelocheGino Robair, and Lynn Hodnett. Crawling-eye tronix, insectile percussive nesting, stray woodwind warble. eerie eventides, and a gathering of additionally mysterious awry sonics recall Nurse With Wound's early work in a blaze of sheer unbridled imagination. On Archer's always-fascinating Discus imprint. - Darren Bergstein

 

 

Canadian guitarist Meloche is a regular visitor to the UK and often hooks up with Archer for gigs and musical experiments.  For example, Meloche and Archer feature on the glorious 2006 Outward Sound Ensemble’s ‘Thunder in a clear sky’.  In 2016, Meloche left a CD with some ethereal loops and drones that he had been developing and this forms the basis of the three pieces on this set. Archer contacted US percussionist Robair to see about a trio performance.  Robair sent back a recording of electronics and percussion pieces of his own.  From these, Archer assembled the background to the three parts on this CD.  Knowing that the various noises were created artificially doesn’t prepare you for how lifelike the sounds are on the first and third tracks, much as if what you are listening to are recordings of birds, insects and animals in some tropical rainforest.  This organic nature of the sounds is played with and emphasised by Archer’s woodwind and Hodnett’s high frequency vocal improvisations.  The second track struck me as sounding very much like a slowed down version of dub Reggae, with echoey horns and a teeth-shaking bass line (although, here too, the electronics produced noises of an   organic rather than artificial nature).

Martin Archer’s press release provides a neat description of how he responded to the mix of Meloche’s sustained drones and Robair’s percussive electronics, and how he set up his equipment so that the sounds of the woodwind instruments are translated through a midi converter to trigger a ‘cloud’ of recordings of Hodnett’s vocals improvisations.  If you’re still with me so far, then this is definitely a CD you’ll like as much as I do.  There is, of course, a challenge in detecting the source of the various sounds that are merged together – but there is far more pleasure in simply letting the wash of sounds work their magic.  Archer’s intention was to create a set of pieces that could be performed live – this would, I think, be spell-binding and definitely the sort of thing that would take centre stage at a festival like Supersonic.  - Chris Baber – JAZZ VIEWS

 

 

 

Imagine an enormous, lumbering airship emerging from thick black clouds in a howling tempest, with lightning flashing and hailstones pinging every which way- Daniel Spicer, Wire

 

 

Convincing and full of creative ideas. Generate an atmosphere of suspension and repetitive soundscapes trance underpinned, in three different parts of this suite, from the various activities of the sax, percussion, guitar, voice and electronics. In this way you create a strange feeling of stillness in movement: the riffs and repetitive drones develop progressively, fueling a sound very layered and complex, but always brilliant. As bright as the light of which the album sings, in sounds, sincerity; a light hitting, flashes, thanks to intense insertions of the various elements of the group. A psychedelic dream-like disk. -  A G Bertinetto, Kathodik.

 

 

An interesting project that is about combining minimalistic trance-induced loops and drones combined with (pre-recorded) improvisation. Archer turned it into three hypnotic and psychedelic soundscapes that work well. The electronics by Meloche and the free drumming by Robair make an interesting contrast that is bridged by Archer’s interventions. - VITAL WEEKLY

 

 

Archer still borders on discovering new soundscapes. La musica di questo inedito quartetto virtuale si origina da uno dei suoi periodici incontri con il canadese Meloche, sperimentatore elettro-acustico e artista multimediale dell'Ontario. The music of this new virtual quartet originates from one of his periodic meetings with the Canadian Meloche, an electro-acoustic experimenter and an Ontario multimedia artist. I due si sono ritrovati nel 2016 a Sheffield per un paio di concerti, e parte delle registrazioni è stata in seguito recapitata dal canadese ad Archer per capire se cavarne fuori qualcosa. The two found themselves in Sheffield in 2016 for a couple of concerts, and part of the recordings was later sent by the Canadian to Archer to figure out if to get something out of it. Costui a sua volta ha rilanciato, proponendo di inserirvi dell'altro materiale registrato da Robair, altra abituale frequentazione dell'inglese, al fine di ricomporre il tutto e ottenere qualcosa di più strutturato da poter eseguire dal vivo. He, in turn, has relaunched, proposing to include some other material recorded by Robair, another habitual frequentation of English, in order to recompose everything and get something more structured to perform live. A tal fine ha poi coinvolto anche Hodnett, abile improvvisatrice vocale. To this end he also involved Hodnett, a skilled vocal improviser. Insieme hanno registrato altra musica e, infine, Archer ha rimodellato il tutto. Together they recorded more music and finally, Archer reshaped it all. Il lungo brano eponimo che ne è saltato fuori è diviso in tre parti e mescola minimalismo, jazz e psichedelia. The long eponymous piece that has emerged is divided into three parts and mixes minimalism, jazz and psychedelic. La prima sezione ruota intorno all'intreccio tra il contralto di Archer e la voce di Hodnett, che appare quasi come evocata, in un rincorrersi di entrambi emergendo e fluttuando su una nuvola di suoni fabbricati da Meloche, vagamente imparentati con quelli cigolanti dei Nurse With Wound. The first section revolves around the intertwining of Archer's contralto and the voice of Hodnett, which appears almost as evoked, in a succession of both emerging and floating on a cloud of sounds made by Meloche, vaguely related to those creaking Nurse With Wound. Nella seconda parte, Archer ha sovrainciso i suoi sassofoni su un tappeto sonoro di elettronico/percussivo e il risultato evoca le cose migliori di Terry Riley, quello di Poppy Noggod , per intenderci. In the second part, Archer has overwritten his saxophones on an electronic / percussive sound carpet and the result evokes the best things of Terry Riley, that of Poppy Noggod , so to speak. Nella sezione conclusiva tornano co-protagonisti gli acuti di Hodnett, in compagnia di rumori di origine radiofonica. In the concluding section, the high notes of Hodnett come back to co-star, in the company of noises of radio origin. A tratti inquietante, sempre ipnotico. At times disturbing, always hypnotic. - MUSICA JAZZ

 

 

Ovšem právě Archer si nedal ujít příležitost, aby opět i sám nepřekvapil něčím nečekaným. Album The Sincerity of Light, na kterém s postupným podílem participovali kytarista a elektronik Chris Meloche, perkusista a elektronik Gino Robair a vokalistka Lyn Hodnett a kterému průběžně Martin Archer (dechové a klávesové nástroje plus elektronika) dodával konečnou (doaranžovávanou) podobu, je skládanková, vypuzzleovaná záležitost. Je to tajfunově podšitý úplet, prokombinovaný a dodetailovaný do tří částí, vzájemně proposílaných a prokombinovaných ze statických i aktivních elementů. Archer zrekapituloval celé jeho utváření s historickou přesností včetně jednotlivých detailů a návazností; nám musí stačit, že jde o vzájemný konglomerát hudebních materiálů a technik, jehož výsledek, vzniklý posléze ze složitých machinací, bude prý předveden i naživo.

Každopádně první část je vyreptávána s briskním nahromaďováním a s třeskutostními vrypy sesouvána do řezavostního drsnění. Všechno je zde náběhově vyrůzňované, promlátivě vyrumplovávané a samohybně výhybkové. Nová a nová vyjíždivost tohoto elaborátu je porozbíjená, plná průsmyků a výmyků; tato prodrnčovaná explozívnost se ani na mžik nezastaví, je to zapeklostně eruptivní závraťování, které nás zavaluje neustále pozměňovaným hlučením, skučením, ječením, třeštěním, zurčením, které až posléze (Part I čítá téměř osmnáct minut) zmatoví do probublávavého odrobustňování, náhalného závitnění, tušivého čepýření a osamělostního zabrouzdání. Obdobnost jednotlivých částí je naráně, přesto druhá část (prodychtěná zejména seskupením Archerových altek) se mi jeví jasnozřivější, rozbřeskovaně prozvoňovaná a vířivěji vytemperovávaná, její rozpumpovávání je protřepávaně zapikolovávané, propráskané, až vypráskané, vlastně spíše promrskutované, rozdivněné do minimalistické peřejovosti, třískovost se tu střetává s cinkavou zasklenkovaností, vyhřmívaná rozparáděnost se splašnou srážkovostí. Ustavičné rozvíjení a zapadání, protežované protahování, měnlivě spádné i nekonečně variované, a přitom stáleznovuzrozované rozruš(n)ění činí z těchto následných šestnácti minut nepřeberný anti-galimatyáš. Třetí část (šestnáctiminutová)se záhřmotně vykvedlává, je vyhmatávavě prohráběná, plná námluvností, truců, shybů, rolování, prochvívání a kolesňování, je to rozlicované výtržnictví, rozhojňované a rozpřevracované až do zádušniva a vymítava. Najdeme tu v kupodivné svornosti závěsně škeřivé střečkování, vyklíčené vykličkování, truchlé žabovřesknění, výličné odbojnění či smečkové zálisnění, vše obklopeno shlukovanou probíjivostí, a ani se nepodivíme, když vše zabrzdí v jednotónové konečnosti. Tedy další tvář mnohotvárného Martina Archera, který se jen málokdy. - ZDENEK SLABY, HISVOICE

 

 

 

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Reviews

Dynamite, nigh-on indescribable soundscapes by the eclectic quartet of Martin ArcherChris MelocheGino Robair, and Lynn Hodnett. Crawling-eye tronix, insectile percussive nesting, stray woodwind warble. eerie eventides, and a gathering of additionally mysterious awry sonics recall Nurse With Wound's early work in a blaze of sheer unbridled imagination. On Archer's always-fascinating Discus imprint. - Darren Bergstein

 

 

Canadian guitarist Meloche is a regular visitor to the UK and often hooks up with Archer for gigs and musical experiments.  For example, Meloche and Archer feature on the glorious 2006 Outward Sound Ensemble’s ‘Thunder in a clear sky’.  In 2016, Meloche left a CD with some ethereal loops and drones that he had been developing and this forms the basis of the three pieces on this set. Archer contacted US percussionist Robair to see about a trio performance.  Robair sent back a recording of electronics and percussion pieces of his own.  From these, Archer assembled the background to the three parts on this CD.  Knowing that the various noises were created artificially doesn’t prepare you for how lifelike the sounds are on the first and third tracks, much as if what you are listening to are recordings of birds, insects and animals in some tropical rainforest.  This organic nature of the sounds is played with and emphasised by Archer’s woodwind and Hodnett’s high frequency vocal improvisations.  The second track struck me as sounding very much like a slowed down version of dub Reggae, with echoey horns and a teeth-shaking bass line (although, here too, the electronics produced noises of an   organic rather than artificial nature).

Martin Archer’s press release provides a neat description of how he responded to the mix of Meloche’s sustained drones and Robair’s percussive electronics, and how he set up his equipment so that the sounds of the woodwind instruments are translated through a midi converter to trigger a ‘cloud’ of recordings of Hodnett’s vocals improvisations.  If you’re still with me so far, then this is definitely a CD you’ll like as much as I do.  There is, of course, a challenge in detecting the source of the various sounds that are merged together – but there is far more pleasure in simply letting the wash of sounds work their magic.  Archer’s intention was to create a set of pieces that could be performed live – this would, I think, be spell-binding and definitely the sort of thing that would take centre stage at a festival like Supersonic.  - Chris Baber – JAZZ VIEWS

 

 

 

Imagine an enormous, lumbering airship emerging from thick black clouds in a howling tempest, with lightning flashing and hailstones pinging every which way- Daniel Spicer, Wire

 

 

Convincing and full of creative ideas. Generate an atmosphere of suspension and repetitive soundscapes trance underpinned, in three different parts of this suite, from the various activities of the sax, percussion, guitar, voice and electronics. In this way you create a strange feeling of stillness in movement: the riffs and repetitive drones develop progressively, fueling a sound very layered and complex, but always brilliant. As bright as the light of which the album sings, in sounds, sincerity; a light hitting, flashes, thanks to intense insertions of the various elements of the group. A psychedelic dream-like disk. -  A G Bertinetto, Kathodik.

 

 

An interesting project that is about combining minimalistic trance-induced loops and drones combined with (pre-recorded) improvisation. Archer turned it into three hypnotic and psychedelic soundscapes that work well. The electronics by Meloche and the free drumming by Robair make an interesting contrast that is bridged by Archer’s interventions. - VITAL WEEKLY

 

 

Archer still borders on discovering new soundscapes. La musica di questo inedito quartetto virtuale si origina da uno dei suoi periodici incontri con il canadese Meloche, sperimentatore elettro-acustico e artista multimediale dell'Ontario. The music of this new virtual quartet originates from one of his periodic meetings with the Canadian Meloche, an electro-acoustic experimenter and an Ontario multimedia artist. I due si sono ritrovati nel 2016 a Sheffield per un paio di concerti, e parte delle registrazioni è stata in seguito recapitata dal canadese ad Archer per capire se cavarne fuori qualcosa. The two found themselves in Sheffield in 2016 for a couple of concerts, and part of the recordings was later sent by the Canadian to Archer to figure out if to get something out of it. Costui a sua volta ha rilanciato, proponendo di inserirvi dell'altro materiale registrato da Robair, altra abituale frequentazione dell'inglese, al fine di ricomporre il tutto e ottenere qualcosa di più strutturato da poter eseguire dal vivo. He, in turn, has relaunched, proposing to include some other material recorded by Robair, another habitual frequentation of English, in order to recompose everything and get something more structured to perform live. A tal fine ha poi coinvolto anche Hodnett, abile improvvisatrice vocale. To this end he also involved Hodnett, a skilled vocal improviser. Insieme hanno registrato altra musica e, infine, Archer ha rimodellato il tutto. Together they recorded more music and finally, Archer reshaped it all. Il lungo brano eponimo che ne è saltato fuori è diviso in tre parti e mescola minimalismo, jazz e psichedelia. The long eponymous piece that has emerged is divided into three parts and mixes minimalism, jazz and psychedelic. La prima sezione ruota intorno all'intreccio tra il contralto di Archer e la voce di Hodnett, che appare quasi come evocata, in un rincorrersi di entrambi emergendo e fluttuando su una nuvola di suoni fabbricati da Meloche, vagamente imparentati con quelli cigolanti dei Nurse With Wound. The first section revolves around the intertwining of Archer's contralto and the voice of Hodnett, which appears almost as evoked, in a succession of both emerging and floating on a cloud of sounds made by Meloche, vaguely related to those creaking Nurse With Wound. Nella seconda parte, Archer ha sovrainciso i suoi sassofoni su un tappeto sonoro di elettronico/percussivo e il risultato evoca le cose migliori di Terry Riley, quello di Poppy Noggod , per intenderci. In the second part, Archer has overwritten his saxophones on an electronic / percussive sound carpet and the result evokes the best things of Terry Riley, that of Poppy Noggod , so to speak. Nella sezione conclusiva tornano co-protagonisti gli acuti di Hodnett, in compagnia di rumori di origine radiofonica. In the concluding section, the high notes of Hodnett come back to co-star, in the company of noises of radio origin. A tratti inquietante, sempre ipnotico. At times disturbing, always hypnotic. - MUSICA JAZZ

 

 

Ovšem právě Archer si nedal ujít příležitost, aby opět i sám nepřekvapil něčím nečekaným. Album The Sincerity of Light, na kterém s postupným podílem participovali kytarista a elektronik Chris Meloche, perkusista a elektronik Gino Robair a vokalistka Lyn Hodnett a kterému průběžně Martin Archer (dechové a klávesové nástroje plus elektronika) dodával konečnou (doaranžovávanou) podobu, je skládanková, vypuzzleovaná záležitost. Je to tajfunově podšitý úplet, prokombinovaný a dodetailovaný do tří částí, vzájemně proposílaných a prokombinovaných ze statických i aktivních elementů. Archer zrekapituloval celé jeho utváření s historickou přesností včetně jednotlivých detailů a návazností; nám musí stačit, že jde o vzájemný konglomerát hudebních materiálů a technik, jehož výsledek, vzniklý posléze ze složitých machinací, bude prý předveden i naživo.

Každopádně první část je vyreptávána s briskním nahromaďováním a s třeskutostními vrypy sesouvána do řezavostního drsnění. Všechno je zde náběhově vyrůzňované, promlátivě vyrumplovávané a samohybně výhybkové. Nová a nová vyjíždivost tohoto elaborátu je porozbíjená, plná průsmyků a výmyků; tato prodrnčovaná explozívnost se ani na mžik nezastaví, je to zapeklostně eruptivní závraťování, které nás zavaluje neustále pozměňovaným hlučením, skučením, ječením, třeštěním, zurčením, které až posléze (Part I čítá téměř osmnáct minut) zmatoví do probublávavého odrobustňování, náhalného závitnění, tušivého čepýření a osamělostního zabrouzdání. Obdobnost jednotlivých částí je naráně, přesto druhá část (prodychtěná zejména seskupením Archerových altek) se mi jeví jasnozřivější, rozbřeskovaně prozvoňovaná a vířivěji vytemperovávaná, její rozpumpovávání je protřepávaně zapikolovávané, propráskané, až vypráskané, vlastně spíše promrskutované, rozdivněné do minimalistické peřejovosti, třískovost se tu střetává s cinkavou zasklenkovaností, vyhřmívaná rozparáděnost se splašnou srážkovostí. Ustavičné rozvíjení a zapadání, protežované protahování, měnlivě spádné i nekonečně variované, a přitom stáleznovuzrozované rozruš(n)ění činí z těchto následných šestnácti minut nepřeberný anti-galimatyáš. Třetí část (šestnáctiminutová)se záhřmotně vykvedlává, je vyhmatávavě prohráběná, plná námluvností, truců, shybů, rolování, prochvívání a kolesňování, je to rozlicované výtržnictví, rozhojňované a rozpřevracované až do zádušniva a vymítava. Najdeme tu v kupodivné svornosti závěsně škeřivé střečkování, vyklíčené vykličkování, truchlé žabovřesknění, výličné odbojnění či smečkové zálisnění, vše obklopeno shlukovanou probíjivostí, a ani se nepodivíme, když vše zabrzdí v jednotónové konečnosti. Tedy další tvář mnohotvárného Martina Archera, který se jen málokdy. - ZDENEK SLABY, HISVOICE