21 settembre 2010


Dopo le collaborazioni con Charlemagne Palestine, Brunhild Ferrari, Iancu Dumitrescu e Ana-Maria Avram, il gruppo parigino Gol (Jean-Marcel Busson, Frederic Rebotier, Ravi Sharda, Samon Takahashi) stringe alleanze con Charles Hayward, con ottimo esito sia in studio sia dal vivo: GOL & Charles Hayward è su vinile e in tiratura limitata per l'italiana Planam.

For this new 'gollaboration' the French combo GOL confronts the British drums legend Charles Hayward for a rough/delicate and intense/mellow paradoxical music delight. The studio side compiles four improvised sessions exploring some possible oblique acceptations of the word 'rock', while the live side recorded at 104, Paris, in Dec 2008 during the Sonic protest festival, takes the encounters into the realm of psychedelia. The apparently chaotic home-made electronics of GOL find a perfect counterpoint in Hayward's 'This Heat-ish' incomparable kickass-snare-cymbals style machinery of straightforward beats meet subtle and continuously
reinvented variations. A touch of pop, gamelans from afar, an unexpected song underlined by a frenetic electric organ, make this LP a surprising journey into sonic explorations.