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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Witches brew

Note to self: hear more Witxes, soon. Maxime Vavasseur's "roaming, roving & raving" variety of fine drone Lyonnaise needs a hefty post of its own, but in the meantime spare 60 seconds for the warm flood of his One minute for the stars - a delicately shaped stand-out from a diverting eponymous compilation on SEM.

Gallic inscrutability means no blurb for OMFTS. But the consistent running times & similarly formatted predecessor tell the story clearly enough: a challenge to an arresting line-up (Kenneth Kirschner, Robert Lippok, Philippe Petit, offthesky...) for a self-contained/externally constrained piece that runs for a minute exactly & somehow responds to the theme of stars.

Not everything in the resulting 36 minutes is essential. But the core is a trove of disciplined, brisk treasures. Some nuggets below, followed by a couple more from the sunny original...

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