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CHAT TAMBOUR (2013)

A gangsterimental cluster-#$%@ of explosive and multi-faceted Indonesian gamelan-inspired music, complete with quickly shifting arrangements, composition, and improvisation designed for the unique-eared individual with a short attention span. With much of the material transferred to cassette or reel-to-reel tape and back, the truly unique-sounding CD features uneven loops, odd changes in tempo, odd meter, noise, miscues, cracks and pops, rich orchestrations and blazing saxophone solos, meanwhile both referencing and satirizing current jazz and classical new music ideologies.

The album is named after a cat who used to climb 5 flights of stairs everyday to visit composer John Mutter in his Paris apartment as he wrote this very music.

TRACK LISTING

1. THE FIRST TIME WE MET
2. THE FIRST TIME WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THROUGH THE WINDOW
3. THE SECOND TIME WE MET
4. THE SECOND TIME WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THROUGH THE WINDOW
5. THE THIRD TIME WE MET
6. THE THIRD TIME WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THROUGH THE WINDOW )
7. THE FOURTH TIME WE MET
8. THE FOURTH TIME WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THROUGH THE WINDOW
9. THE FIFTH TIME WE MET
10. THE FIFTH TIME WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THROUGH THE WINDOW
11. THE SIXTH TIME WE MET

Daryn Cassie: piano.
Dave Chokroun: bass.
Dominic Conway: saxophone.
John Mutter: guitar.
Kevin Romain: drums.
Daniel Ruiz: percussion.

All compositions by John Mutter, except THE THIRD TIME WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THROUGH THE WINDOW, by Daniel Ruiz, and THE FIFTH TIME WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER THROUGH THE WINDOW, by Daryn Cassie.

Produced by John Mutter with Jethro Munt Engineered by Joseph Hirabayashi. Mixed by Joseph Hirabayashi & John Mutter. Edited and mastered by John Mutter with Jethro Munt at the Munt Centrefor Image and Sound. Album cover art by Jessica Jang. Package design by Nicole Jang. Stickers by John Mutter • Make-up by Grace Schoorl.

Thanks to: Sebit Min, Joseph Hirabayashi, Nicole Jang, Jessica Jang, MA and J, and Tambour.

All music inspired by traditional Indonesian gamelan, and a Parisian cat named Tambour.

All music Ⓟ© 2013 John Mutter (socan) Released on MUNT records / muntrecords.com