Wednesday 11 September 2013

Chin47: Greater Than Or Equal To "And In That World I Feel No Pain"

Chinstrap are delighted to present "And In That World I Feel No Pain", four slabs of primal, noisy order and chaos from the minds and fingertips of the thorn in Billy Bragg's side, Bridport's own Greater Than Or Equal To.

Greater Than Or Equal To are the improvising behemoth of Simon "Robodub" Mathewson and Flora Cavalino Bertolli, joined on this release by Jane Saunders, Leon Lord, and Ergo Phizmiz. Recorded over 2012-2013, "And In That World I Feel No Pain" is choice cuts and edits of sessions by two prolific improvisers.

Veering between tribal rhythms, intense polyphony, electronic nightmares, and woozy opium den soundtracks, these recordings variously bring to mind King Crimson, Sun Ra, and electroacoustic scores to Eastern European animation films. From the minds of two very different yet highly compatible musicians, Greater Than or Equal To produce a distinctive and timeless sound. 

Crack open a bottle of your favourite beverage, maybe roll something naughty, lay back, and allow these two motorcyclists of the apocalypse to take your ears on an adventure.

And here's Greater Than Or Equal To in a live improvised soundtrack to Piotr Kamler's remarkable film "Chronopolis" ....

Keep your eyes peeled for a plethora of new and marvellous releases on Chinstrap shortly, including Modersohn-Becker, Federsel, Elvis Herod, improvised music by children, and more Greater Than Or Equal To.

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