GUARDA AVANTI – HIP 011 / ATTENTI AL FUSO – HIP 006 / CINEMA DETOUR – HIP010
CINECLUB DETOUR – HIP-010.
Mike Cooper, Richard Nunns and Elio Martusciello – Play Live @ Cineclub Detour – Rome – Italy – 18.6.2002. “
” Cooper’s free playing over the years has been radical and uncompromising … ln June 2002, Rome’s Cine Club Detour played host to Mike Cooper on acoustic slide guitar, with Elio Martusciello’s electronics and Richard Nunns playing traditional (New Zealand) Maori instruments. Martusciello, a member of the group Ossatura, which has recorded with Tim Hodgkinson, plays with Cooper as a duo called Schismophonia. Nunns is perhaps best know for ‘Rangirua’, the compelling recording he made with Evan Parker for Leo (records). Nunn’s instrumentation includes bone flutes, wooden trumpets, gourds sounded in various ways, stone and bone percussion – quiet instruments which invite restraint from collaborators. Cooper is an ideal partner, implying recognisable guitar sounds. Martusciello is still less obtrusive, interacting directly with Cooper’s input. The music has an air of ritual calm.” ( Wire-April 2003)
ATTENTI AL FUSO – HIP 006
Attenti Al Fuso is my dub re-mix of a G.T.Moore and The Outsiders reggae record which was never released. GT Moore led this band and I played rhythm guitar with them briefly. These were backing tracks for his vocals originally.