tim daisy solo. on the ground 'an amusing mess' (relay digital 004)

by Tim Daisy

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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley I first started to get to know Tim's work in depth when I was doing some research into the dynamics of Sax/Drum duo's (he was working with Ken Vandermark at the time) and he very kindly sent me some recordings...I have followed developments since then...
Tim feels duty bound to pretty much hit anything that makes a sound with total concentration,focus and exploration,I reckon,just to see what happens...so I was really pleased to see this solo set of what Tim terms as "sound collage"...fair enough.
Really good drummers are a law unto themselves and Tim is no exception...these are 'ear opening' pieces full of wit and invention,openness and,I suspect at times, sheer bloody-mindedness...just as it should be!

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On The Ground is an improvised solo situation developed by Chicago based sound artist, percussionist, and composer Tim Daisy.

Utilizing an ever expanding arsenal of both traditional and non traditional instruments including: radios, turntables, gongs, chains, bells, a snare drum, brushes, scrap metal, circular saw blades, sticks, and alarm clocks; OTG explores the art of sound collage in a solo improvisational context, multi layered free improvisation, with all of the instruments and objects spread out and assembled on the floor.



released June 11, 2015

recorded by alex inglizian on june 9th 2015 at the druminatrix studio in chicago, il

mixed by alex inglizian at experimental sound studio chicago


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Relay Recordings Chicago, Illinois

Relay Recordings is an experimental music label owned and operated since 2011 by Chicago-based percussionist and composer Tim Daisy. Relay documents much of the creative work that Tim has been involved with both in Chicago and beyond. Relay Recordings is 100% artist run. Ltd edition cd and/or digital download formats available.

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