cocktail party – releaseAugust, 2021
LOR160 – Paul Khimasia Morgan & Klaus Janek – Cocktail Party (cassette/DL)
Duo improvisations from Berlin Based Janek (double bass and electronics) and Suffolk based Morgan (guitar body and effects)
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A collection of extraordinary improvisations by Brighton based improviser Paul Khimasia Morgan (acoustic guitar body and electronics) and Berlin based Klaus Janek (double bass).
Intricate, alien and unique. The musicicians are communicating and listening intently – in a fascinating language of slippery and ecstatic sound.
Released as a cassette in a bright red shell, and colour cover in the Linear Obsessional cassette imprint and as a download.
“The cocktail party effect is the phenomenon of being able to focus one’s auditory attention on a particular stimulus while filtering out a range of other stimuli, as when a partygoer can focus on a single conversation in a noisy room. This effect is what allows most people to “tune into” a single voice and “tune out” all others. It may also describe a similar phenomenon that occurs when one may immediately detect words of importance originating from unattended stimuli, for instance hearing one’s name in another conversation”
Klaus and Paul’s “Cocktail Party” is a collaborative project facilitated by file-sharing during Lockdown in early 2021. Material recorded in Berlin and Sussex.
Released as a limited edition cassette in red shell and download code as part of the Linear Obsessional Cassette Imprint (with design by David Little) and as a download with PDF booklet of notes and images…