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Awkward Corners - Amateur Dramatics

Shapes of Rhythm

  • £16.20 ( )

Format: Vinyl LP
Catalogue No.: SORLP4
Barcode: 5050580762497
Release Date: 20th August 2021
Genre: Jazz (Avant Garde Jazz)

01: Paragraph One (After the Rain)
02: Marshland Lullaby (feat. Kitty Whitelaw)
03: Partial Recall
04: No Words (feat. Tamar Osborn)
05: When the Are No Birds (feat. Tamar Osborn)
06: Paragraph Two
07: Not Now Karen
08: Men Bearing Lanyards (feat. Tamar Osborn)
09: Time to Clear Away Your Toys (feat. Tamar Osborn)

Amateur Dramatics is Awkward Corners AKA Chris Menist's second LP in the space of a year. In 2020 – a time when the global pandemic gave artists more time and space to think about their music – Chris took his collaborations and compositions to a different level. Having already collaborated remotely with Sarathy Korwar, as well as Kitty Whitelaw through Karthik from Flamingods' Isolate/Create/Collaborate community, Chris turned his thoughts towards a new project. Amateur Dramatics is influenced by the events of early 2021 and alludes to the general atmosphere of political life in the UK right now where we are chivvied along by people who seem woefully unqualified to be commanding authority. Musically, the LP builds on foundations of the meditative, devotional electronic aspects of previous LP Dislocation Songs but this time frames it more in a jazz context with significant collaborations with Collocutor and Maisha's Tamar Osborn on four tracks.Vocals (from Kitty Whitelaw) feature on an Awkward Corners track for the first time, as well as double bass provided by David Leahy.The result is a thoughtful and deep listening 40 minute listening experience.


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