DOMINIC LASH / ALEX WARD - Appliance VS016
DOMINIC LASH / ALEX WARD - Appliance
Glass-mastered CD. Limited Edition: 250 copies
Release Date: 19 Oct 2015
Dominic Lash - Double Bass
Alex Ward - Clarinet
1. Purchase (5:21)
2. Oat Roe (10:38)
3. Whelm (4:20)
4. Gruntwork (6:53)
5. Three By Three (4:45)
6. Appliance (2:42)
7. Subtext (6:19)
Tracks 1 and 7 written by Alex Ward.
Tracks 2 and 5 written by Dominic Lash.
Tracks 3, 4 and 6 by Dominic Lash/Alex Ward.
Recorded March 2nd, 2014 at Upper Perry Studios by Alex Ward.
Mixed and mastered at Stowaway Studios by Alex Ward.
Artwork and packaging by Marcos Prack.
APPLIANCE is a tour de force in improvisational composition that breaks down musical barriers while building on the foundations of avant-garde jazz and contemporary music. Poise, space, melody, clustering, virtuosity, counterpoint, silence and texture come together in seven sonic collages that showcase great creativity and musicianship. APPLIANCE will be presented live tonight at Café OTO in London.
Dominic Lash (UK, 1980) is a multi-instrumentalist although his work in free improvisation focuses on the double bass. His extensive musical activities also include writing and performing composed music with his own ensembles. Over the years, Dominic has played in different line-ups at several jazz and free improvisation festivals across Europe.
Alex Ward (UK, 1974) is a composer and improviser, performing solo and in a variety of ensembles. As an improviser, he started out as a clarinettist but since 2000 has also been active as an improvising guitarist. His longest-standing collaborations in this field have been with drummer Steve Noble.