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Limited handpainted, signed and numbered 1st edition (of 13) of CONVERGENCE by Tim Motzer & Jeremy Carlstedt. For the CONVERGENCE physical edition, there are 13 exsquisite unique one-of-a-kind handpainted covers (5in x 10in) acrylic on white gatefold cardboard with white CD, album credits with titles on paper, download/stream upon purchase—all enclosed in a resealable plastic sleeve with round sticker. All covers are painted, signed, and numbered of 13 by Tim Motzer. Grab them quick!
Includes unlimited streaming of Convergence
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Tim Motzer - acoustic/electric guitar, electronics, percussion
Jeremy Carlstedt - drums, mbira, turntable, electronics
“I‘ve been playing with Jeremy Carlstedt for close to 20 years; he‘s family, one of my closest friends, and one of New York‘s most imaginative drummers. It is no secret he is a protegé of the late drum master Chico Hamilton having spent 10 years of recording and touring with him. Jeremy & I have recorded, toured, and played together more times than I can remember over the years, and we’ve always had a special chemistry. We've worked on many projects together including our band, Orion Tango, which is currently finishing our third album.
Convergence, is our new duo album, recorded live last year in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (at my pop-up art exhibition & music residency at Areté). Our 40-minute set contains all the magic and imaginative musical dialogue that I am talking about. I love playing with Jeremy (in any context), but our duo conversations are very special ones. We released Moonstone, a few years back on 1k—our first duo recording, and I guested on his album, Stars Are Far, where we improvise two duo pieces together amongst the quartet readings of his songs. Convergence is a return and evolution of our unique improvisational language. In the directness of our improvisations we spur each other to greater heights, we have fun, we listen, we dive off metaphorical cliffs, and somewhere along the way manage to express a wide range of emotional states, and sounds evoking the world we live in—ecological, social, political, historical, and spiritual. Each piece on this record is a thrilling sonic and rhythmic journey, and leaves me with a sense of hope, wonder, and inspiration on the road to our collective planetary future. I am so happy this exciting concert was documented and is now available to share with you. We hope you enjoy. Thank you for your support.” Tim Motzer
"Convergence' by Tim Motzer and percussionist Jeremy Carlstedt features four pieces recorded live in Brooklyn in 2018. It's a improv-based effort that captures this duo's multi-year ESP-like connection in full flight. Mercurial, crunchy, ambient, and engaging." Anil Prasad, Innerviews
Recorded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn New York March 3, 2018 during Tim Motzer's music residency and pop-up art exhibition at Arete. Mixed and mastered by Eric Bogacz at Spice House, Philadelphia 2019. Cover painting by Tim Motzer.
As much an item for the Tangerine Dream nostalgist as TaboTago's Kymatica, but this time Bernard (who is part of TaboTago) intentionally aims on TD's Zeit, their monolithic 1972 album.
To keep the form, Elsewhere also consists of 4 long pieces. This music has much more to do with atmosphere than melody or rhythm. Very "kosmisch", very "Berliner Schule"! Carsten Pieper
Oh, wow, this is great! Why didn't I buy this one earlier??!? (The curse of the much too long wishlist, most likely). Anyway, abstract as well as a accessible (well, not exactly Summertime-accessible...), hypnotic, absolutely fascinating, instrumental "math rock". In places, and not surprising given Thelen's and Reiter's Fripp past, reminding of some Crimsoid stuff, but with a clear identity of its own. Impressive line-up, too!
A highlight among all the great stuff on the wonderful Moonjune label!
PS Hard to choose a favorite, so I went for the title track, showcasing the name-giving effect... Carsten Pieper