And Air Swept Clean of All Distance
(Alt.Vinyl - AV057) LP $28.00
The radical, virtuoso harpist from Wales continuing his extended deconstruction of the instrument’s historical, cultural connotations, employing E-Bow and other preparations to make the harp sing, chatter and convulse in a way it has rarely done elsewhere (perhaps best compared to Derek Bailey’s treatment of the guitar or Okkyung Lee with the cello). Rivetingly tortuous and life-affirming. 180g, green vinyl. Screen printed jacket, with artwork by Jean Luc Guinnet and an essay by David Toop. Edition of 500 (250 of which are included in the Pedwar boxset).
(Alt.Vinyl - AV058x) 4xLP $100.00
Definitive solo career retrospective of this seminal improvisational harpist — a mighty, almost unparalleled treatise on the harp within free-jazz and free-improv contexts, from the prepared explorations of Trem (Confront 2002), through the shimmering microtonal drone tunings of Over Shadows (Confront 2007), to the visceral metallic tone of Wound Response (Alt.Vinyl 2012) and the adroitly complex, yet almost playfully folkwise patter of An Air Swept Clean Of All Distance (Alt.Vinyl 2014). All platters are 180-gram (three on colored vinyl). Includes fliers, photographs, posters, printed scores, essays, liner notes and a free download. Hand-numbered edition of 250