Loci of Change: Sound and Sensibility

Eddie Prévost

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Loci of Change: Sound and Sensibility Review

by Skip Jansen

Working extensively in free improvisation, the British percussionist Eddie Prévost recorded this debut solo album in 1996, going it alone in exploring the outer regions of sound outside his position as a member of the critically important improvising ensemble AMM. For a musician who has worked with EAR, Jim O'Rourke, and Organum and has also led some fine free jazz ensembles, a solo percussion recording is the perfect place to hear his approach in detail. And a highly detailed recording this is: With every nuance of his textural percussion audible, he creates a deeply engaging album of sonic studies that at certain moments recalls the music of Harry Partch; Korean, Japanese, and African music; and of course the avant-garde music of AMM.

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