Falaise, Samworth, Tanguay, Van der Schyff

The Unexpected One

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The Unexpected One
Damn the pique (2003), 5m33s [excerpt]
Track 1 from The Unexpected One
CD: Ambiances Magnétiques (2004) AM 122

Vancouver meets Montréal! Recorded at the Factory in Vancouver, The Unexpected One documents a meeting between four pillars of free improvisation: two guitarists, Bernard Falaise and Ron Samworth, and two percussionists, Pierre Tanguay and Dylan Van der Schyff.

They proudly present this debut album of noisy interlacing, where sounds cover a wide spectrum, from the minimal and subtle to the unbridled. Strings and percussion converse: the guitar throws in syncopated, jarring, industrial-tinged notes, letting a short and soft melodic loop occasionally surface. The percussion unfold relentlessly, nervously, expressing themselves by leaps and bounds. The whole thing is quivering, eager to absorb the listener under its inventive horizons. Therefore The Unexpected One is proof of these talented musicians’ impressive flexibility and skilled playing.

“- Why another free improv record?
— Because there aren’t enough of them.
- Why?
— Because it doesn’t sell enough.
- Why?
— Because it’s too important.
- Why?
- Because.”

— Pierre Tanguay

Track Listing

    • 1
      Damn the pique (2003)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      5m33s
    • 2
      It was nice! (2003)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      5m48s
    • 3
      Yes happy chew (2003)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      4m19s
    • 4
      Oh my! (2003)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      8m03s
    • 5
      Corned oliphant (2003)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      9m06s
    • 6
      Pink crimson (2003)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      17m52s
    • 7
      Cinq six boîtes de tomates vertes (2003)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0 (44 kHz • 16 bits)
      7m52s
Total duration: 58m33s