Imaculately mastered & cut by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios on a Neumann DMM lathe and pressed at Optimal in Germany. The music is also exquisitely complimented by author/musician David Toop’s lyrical liner notes and architect Will Alsop’s intuitive and personal interpretation of the music through the cover artwork. This LP is a must have 'Gesamtkunstwerk'!
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Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Please note that the download only release does not include David Toop's liner notes and only includes the cover artwork by Will Alsop.
Evolving out of a ten year friendship, spanning their involvement in the label and collective Not Applicable, and catalysed by a UK tour of Graphic Scores in 2013 (featuring Joanna MacGregor and Ollie Coates among others), ‘Vaucanson’s Muse’ is a seminal document of the collision between improvised acoustic and electronic music in the hands of two of the most eloquent practitioners in their fields.
Set alongside specially commissioned artwork by maverick architect Will Alsop and liner notes by esteemed musician and author David Toop, the LP as a whole consolidates themes hinted at in the music of unknown worlds constructed through symbolic and geometric abandon.
released October 21, 2016
Tom Arthurs [trumpet]
Isambard Khroustaliov [electronics]
Recorded by Isambard Khroustaliov at Coda to Coda Studios, November 2013.
Mixed by Isambard Khroustaliov & Tom Arthurs at Coda to Coda Studios, February 2014.
Mastered & cut by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios on a Neumann DMM lathe, November 2014.
All compositions Tom Arthurs and Sam Britton [PRS/MCPS].
[c] and [p] Tom Arthurs and Isambard Khroustaliov 2015.
Original artwork by Will Alsop.
Liner Notes by David Toop.