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CHARLES HAYWARD Crossfade Estate

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Crossfade Estate was a special, distinct project. It was made in November 2005. Recorded in 10 hours. Edited, mixed and collaged over 18 months. It was a development of Charles Hayward's long term relationship with The Albany in Deptford, London. They asked him to push their recently installed digital recording suite and see what he could make. The approach was a step further from the series Accidents+Emergencies which Hayward had curated in the late 1990's. It was a pulling together of different musics and strategies and the resultant material. Hayward thought of it like a soap opera, with characters reappearing in different combinations and in different scenarios, the market square, the living room, the mechanics' garage. But instead of people, themes and riffs and rhythms so that the music was constantly at the crossroads, at intersection points of its own devising. Charles Hayward, Ashleigh Marsh, Nick Doyne-Ditmas, Sean O'Hagan, Rob Mills, Orphy Robinson, Chris Cornetto, Sharon Gal, Simon King are playing on the album. Previously unreleased and now made available for the very first time! Full tracklist: 1. Ouverture 2. Aperture 3. First Ghost 4. Operation Fabric 5. The Space Between Me And You 6. Second Ghost 7. Tilling Time 8. Flashback 9. Rainy Nights 10. Ajar 11. Ghost Throb 12. The Borrowers 13. Rose Window 14. Agog 15. The Space Between You And Me 16. Penultimate Tango 17. Tumbledown 18. Fermeture. Price: € 17,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Crossfade Estate to zaskakująca mikstura, w której styka się awangarda, free jazz, elektronika, krautrock, improwizacja, psychodeliczny trip, wpływy innych kultur i jakaś kosmiczno-transowa poetyka, a także brytyjska kultura słowa mówionego spod znaku Wyatta i Walkera.
(Nowa Muzyka, June 2020)

Appuyé par une bande de musiciens de haute volée, Charles Hayward explore les genres avec souplesse, leur offre la possibilité de virevolter et de danser, là où ailleurs ils se contenteraient de faire du surplace. La fluidité est aussi la grande force de cet opus aux senteurs inclassables, brouillant les pistes pour mieux les redéfinir, naviguant constamment vers des horizons auréolés de virtuosité humble et de lumières scintillantes, de limpidité céleste et de beauté accrocheuse. Superbe.
(Silence + Sound, June 2020)