Andrew Liles, live Paris Oct27th, 2007


01 Part I 29:16
02 Part II (w/ guest Jac Berrocal) 10:16

Andrew Liles: electronics & bowed table top guitar
Jac Berrocal: trumpet and voice

Now a permanent member of the Nurse With Wound posse, Andrew Liles has gained quite a reputation with a series of records, recently on Beta Lactam, operating on the margins of crepuscular, decadent song and gloomy electronic sounds. This engaging performance was elaborated with short instrumental sequences made of 2 or 3 sound samples at a time, with additional live electronic treatments, and prominent use of treated and looped voice samples, the latter quite unsettling at times. Legendary french musician Jac Berrocal – famous for his 1977 LP ‘Parallèles’ featuring the song ‘Rock’n Roll Station’, his band Penetration live CD on Hat Hut, as well as his different appearances on Steven Stapleton’s records – joined at the end of the concert. I don’t know what was the plan if ever there was one, but Liles was decidedly in a ‘Jack’s Bicycle’ mood, to which Berrocal failed to respond, for some reason. His trumpet meandered from shard of sound to the next, in a quite far out free jazz vein. He brought some wilderness to the very controlled dish Liles had been delivering previously.

A technical note: this was recorded with a MiniDisc from the audience. The beginning should be listened to at a low level, since things get pretty loud later, especially at 10:57, the loudest part on my recording. Nonetheless, it deserves to be listened to at high volume, according to your amp’s capacities. A trully kicking ass performance.


4 Responses to “Andrew Liles, live Paris Oct27th, 2007”

  1. 1 nursemyra October 30, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve not heard their music but I love the name

  2. 2 Mr le Moribond November 10, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Andrew Liles en solo, un bon concert effectivement…Mais alors Berrocal, quelle horreur! je ne comprends pas le buzz autour de lui, la seule impression que j’ai eu, c’est de voir un type en manque complet d’inspiration et de créativité, feignant d’être dans un trip pour masquer cela..
    Quand à Zenial n’en parlons pas!

  3. 3 @mnezik December 16, 2007 at 4:16 am

    OK c’est si gentiment proposé ^^

  4. 4 Ib Norstrand March 25, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    to Continuo: many thanks for this great recording.
    To everyone else: Go for it !
    To everyone who likes it:

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