Dreamlife of Debris carries forward the story begun on Kit Downes's Obsidian, extending and developing its processes and core ideas. But where Obsidian was (almost exclusively) a solo church organ album, part of Kit's plan for Dreamlife was to put the organ in a broader context, and also to bring the piano into the larger compositional picture. Musicians in the project are primarily players with whom Downes has had long associations.
For his second recording as a leader for ECM records - 'Dreamlife of Debris' - pianist, organist and composer Kit Downes has brought together some of his closest musical collaborators, Tom Challenger (saxophone), Ingebjørg Loe Bjørnstad (voice) and Phelan Burgoyne (drums), in a collection of interlocking works written for improvisers. Long form songs and melodies collide with other-worldly extended techniques and deteriorated field recordings to create a set of pieces that explore our own emotional connection to objects, and how they then connect us all together.
- Vinyl LP
|Kit Downes||piano, organ|
|Tom Challenger||tenor saxophone|
Recorded November 2018 at St. Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield and St. John the Baptist, Snape