Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!


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Artist: David Fiuczynski EAN 13 (CD): 5060197760816 Cat. No. (CD): RNR058 EAN 13 (VINYL): 5060197760823 Cat. No. (VINYL): RNR058LP

David Fiuczynski opened the Pandora’s Box on non-Western tuning on his 2012 RareNoise debut, Planet MicroJam. He pushes the envelope even further on his latest microtonal project, Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian MicroJam!

Jointly dedicated to 20th century classical composer Olivier Messiaen and innovative hip-hop record producer J Dilla, this ambitious venture has the guitarist-composer pursuing his passion for the notes that fall between the cracks with his intrepid microtonal crew.

The seven movements that comprise Flam! instigated by Fiuczynski receiving a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, show the connections between exotic bird calls and J Dilla’s famous ‘flam beats’ while also referencing the colors of Messiaen’s music, Gagaku, the ancient court music of Japan, and other Pan-Asian ingredients.

The three extra tracks that comprise Blam! feature special guest Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto saxophone. Fiuczynski is joined on both portions of his latest release by former Microjam Institute students Utar Artun on microtonal keyboard, Yazhi Guo on suona (Chinese oboe) and percussion, Helen Sherrah-Davies on violin, Jack Sherman on microtonal keyboard, Justin Schornstein on bass and Alex Bailey on drums

David Fiuczynski : fretted (5) and fretless guitars, programming (9), sonic -, piano- (6) & percussion (4, 7, 9) production
Helen Sherrah-Davies : Violin (1-7)
Yazhi Guo : suona (Oboe) and Chinese percussion (1-7, 9)
Utar Artun : microtonal keyboards 1-3, 5-8, 10 (1&10 – rhodes comp&solo, 3 – solos)
Jake Sherman : microtonal keyboards, 1-3, 5-7, 10 (2 – rhodes duet with guitar, 10 – synth solo) & piano (6)
Justin Schornstein : fretless bass and efx (all trax except 4,9)
Alex ‘BisQuiT’ Bailey : drums, bells and percussion (all tracks except 9)
special guest
Rudresh Mahanthappa : alto saxophone (8-10)

Flam! Pan-Asian MicroJam…..Hommage à JDilla et Olivier Messiaen (1-7)
Blam! further Avian MicroJamz featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa (8-10)

1. Loon-Y Tunes
2. Dance Of The UiraPuru
3. Flam
4. Q&A Solitaire
5. Oiseaux JDillique
6. Gagaku Chord Candy Pt.1
7. Waldstimmen
8. Uira Happy Jam
9. Organ Wren
10. Loon-Ly Solitaire

All compositions by David Fiuczynski
All tracks produced, arranged and edited by David Fiuczynski
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)

Recorded by Matt Hayes at Wellspring Sound
Mixed and Mastered by Javier G. F. Escudero at Estudios Cubex

Artwork and Design by ROK

Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords : Giacomo Bruzzo

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