AGILE EXPERIMENTS LONDON
The Ultimate Guide To Avant-Garde-Step
sides A & B
With all its wonders, the world we live in has gifted us with the capacity to acknowledge our egotistical and competitive sides. The destructiveness of these is evident for some of us, others have yet to arrive at that conclusion. It's not an easy concept to instate. Seems like pretty much all new mainstream market-place ideas are calibrated, or even aimed at, exacerbating a self-aggrandised view of our single selves, or at best, the single family unit.
Agile Experiments makes the notion of collaboration its core spectacle. The musicians involved in these performances create the strongest and most original moments they can by being open and accepting to one another's contribution to the whole. Each artist takes a stand in the spur of the moment and imprints the air with their own flavour without thinking or planning, just reaching, listening and reacting. It takes a lot of trust. The combination of the dispersing energies, freely influenced but uncluttered by opinions, hits the room and is captured in the most un-intrusive way possible.
Dave De Rose drives this project, combining the musicians, selecting cuts from the improvisations, at times recording, mixing and mastering the audio, ultimately organising the practical distribution of recordings and performances. All these tasks, however, require the input of countless other humans who lend their ears, eyes and ideas out of their own generosity and love for this communal project. These mostly uncredited people greatly influence and ultimately lead the ineffable world of these sonic creations from their temporary existence to your ears.
We hope that you will truly enjoy these minutes of off-the-cuff collaborative creativity.
In good faith and love for people and music,
Agile Experiments London
released June 3, 2019
1. Edwards/Nicholls/De Rose pt.6
John Edwards – Double Bass, Dan Nicholls – Synthesizers, Samples & FX, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Dave De Rose at Camberwell Krakeb Club (Camberwell)
2. Simmons/Vanden-Bossche/De Rose pt.3 (live at The Crypt)
Rory Simmons – Trumpet, FX & Electronics, Karl Vanden-Bossche – Percussion, Dave De Rose – Bass & FX – Recorded by Winston Skerritt at The Crypt (Camberwell) - courtesy of JazzLive
3. Noble/Nicholls/De Rose pt.1 (live at Kansas Smithy's)
Liam Noble – Piano, Dan Nicholls – Synthesizers & FX, Dave De Rose – Drums – Recorded by Dave De Rose at Kansas Smithy's (Dalston)
4. Goller/Crowley/De Rose pt.4 (live at Poplar Union)
Ruth Goller – Bass & FX, George Crowley – Saxophone & FX, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Chris Tanton at Poplar Union (Poplar) - courtesy of Jazz Herstory
5. Challenger/Somervell/De Rose pt.3 (live at The Crypt)
Tom Challenger – Saxophone, Colin Somervell – Double Bass, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Winston Skerritt at The Crypt (Camberwell) - courtesy of JazzLive
6. Sharkey/Nicholls/De Rose pt.1
Chris Sharkey – Guitar & FX, Dan Nicholls – Synthersizers & FX, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Dave De Rose at Box Bred (Battersea)
7. Edwards/Nicholls/De Rose pt.7
John Edwards – Double Bass, Dan Nicholls – Synthersizers, Samples & FX, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Dave De Rose at Camberwell Krakeb Club (Camberwell)
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Oh my! Ill Considered have done it again. This is by far their darkest album to date (IMHO) with strong elements of rock, even as far as Nu Metal. And it works! Just listen to Leon Brichard’s formidable bass playing. Combined with Idris Rahman on sax - unbeatable! Torsten