01 In (12:36)
02 E (7:54)
03 All over (5:40)
04 Further inn (9:20)
05 Going fast (3:32)
06 Almost finito (6:15)
07 Finito (or loose as a prune) (6:18)
Roger Turner: pedal drum, cymbal
Total time 51:30
LP released by CAW Records, UK, 1981
There were apparently no more than 2 releases on Roger Turner and Anthony Wood’s CAW Records, established 1979 in Kent, England. The first was Turner’s trio with trumpet player Toshinori Kondo and guitarist John Russell, titled Artless Sky, 1979 ; and the second was the present solo LP, released 1981. Starting 1982, Turner formed a new trio with Lol Coxhill and Mike Cooper, called The Recedents, with several LPs on French Nato Records. For more info on Turner, see the All Music Guide notice written by Eugene Chadbourne. On ‘The Blur Between’, Turner focuses on a modest equipment, a pedal drum (a tom with a pedal to alter pitch) and a cymbal. Even more perversely, he also reduces his playing technique to a few gestures, one per track on average, be it rubbing the drum with a brush or bowing the cymbal with a stick. On the 2nd track, for instance, Turner raises eerie sonorities from the cymbal by relentlessly rubbing it with a stick for 8 minutes, thus revealing rarely heard harmonics from the instrument. Any show-off pyrotechnics have been excluded from these performances, to focus on timbre exploration and unconventional pitch.
The ee cummings of drums or something? Great sounding LP and mp3s.