Will Guthrie

Jerome Noetinger/Will Guthrie "Face Off"CD - French improv/experimental masters (Guthrie is a Melbourne expat, and Noetinger a frequent and cherished visitor) conjure an concise suite of exciting and tension-filled improvisations, combining Guthrie's exquisite percussion and Noetinger's virtuosic use of Revox. This is exciting, edge-of-your-seat experimental music.

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Will Guthrie "Sticks, Stones & Breaking Bones" LP/CD Powerhouse percussion opus sees Guthrie at his apex as a drum/percussion master. These three pieces explore heavy rhythmical shifts combined with acoustic artefacts from drum reverb. Outstanding album - this is what drum solos were meant to sound like all along.

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Will Guthrie "Spear" mini CD - Composed in the studio to combine sound material from percussion, radio sine-waves, noise, electronics and cheap concrete-sound. It contains sound recorded in London, that recorded sound was then used in a live performance in Bologna and recorded, then chopped, combined, subtracted and added to in Nantes. Impossible and pointless to try to describe the sound(s) in a press release ANTBOY prefers to let the listener decide which pointless and impossible desciptions they choose. Having said that, the composer worked to sculpt a peice that made sense compositionally, using noise and sound, but with music in mind.

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Will Guthrie "Used By" cassette - Studio compositions from 2005/2006 constructed in Nantes, France. Commissioned by the company Les Patries Imaginaires for the piece (Un Temps).

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Will Guthrie "Stepped Stoned" cassette - A tour-de-force of solo percussion that can stand alongside heavyweights such as Han Bennink, Milford Graves, Tony Oxley, Chris Corsano and more. "Stepped Stoned" is an uninterrupted 34 minute live recording from a show in Le Havre, France. There is a fluidity to the piece that will leave you breathless….building from a near inaudible cymbal patter to a cascade of drums and buzzing percussion and back again, truly epic in scope and execution. Ltd edition 150 hand-numbered copies + download.

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Will Guthrie "Sacree Obsession" LP The new album from the percussionist extraordinaire Will Guthrie comes out of his continuing research into repetition, the ritual, physicality through volume and mass, and complexity through the development of simple ideas. Combining pulse and rthymic ideas with melodic and pitch based textures he has succeeded in making truly unique music.

Obsessive development of minimal material is not new in Will Guthrie’s music, from his brutal tribal like and non romantic vision of free jazz with THE AMES ROOM, to thinking long with the likes of Oren Ambarchi and David Maranha, obsessively working through reduced material has been central to Will Guthrie’s music since his debut solo recording "Building Blocks” in 2003. With Tetris like logic in it’s architecture, TIMELAPSE uses notes and tones hung out in space, beautifully resonating in the magical Chapelle Saint Jean in Mulhouse where it was recorded. PACEMAKER on the flip side recorded at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, is multi layered and multi dimensional in it’s and sonic and rhythmic possibilities, using repetition, resonance and mass to create a hypnotising music which is simultaneously powerful and subtle This is a highly recommended piece of vinyl for anyone into dark, organic, minimal music.

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Will Guthrie/Chris Bekker/Ren Walters "What's Left" CD Free improv trio of Melbourne stalwarts recorded live at Bennett's Lane in 2007.

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Elwood & Guthrie CD Scott Elwood Stroud sings strong and true folk songs with fine banjo with Will Guthrie providing solid polyrhythmic backing on drums.

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Ava Mendoza/Maxime Petit/Will Guthrie 7" Four tracks of this French instrumental power trio. Guitar/bass/drums played hard and free in a free jazz context.

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See also:
Ames Room

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