Norman Westberg & Jacek Mazurkiewicz First Man In The Moon Import LP
Norman Westberg & Jacek Mazurkiewicz First Man In The Moon Import LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Hallow Ground
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Norman Westberg & Jacek Mazurkiewicz First Man In The Moon Import LP

Norman Westberg & Jacek Mazurkiewicz

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Availability: Discontinued
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SKU:
HGLPI1201
UPC:
602343041643

Coming April 16, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Collaboration Between Norman Westberg (Of Swans) & Jazz Double Bass Player Mazurkiewicz!

An unlikely meeting of two like-minded spirits, First Man in the Moon sees the former Swans guitarist and Hallow Ground regular Norman Westberg and the prolific double bass player Jacek Mazurkiewicz collaborate for five evocative tracks. The pair finds common ground beyond the boundaries of atmospheric drone, abstract jazz, and experimental music and blurs the lines between the acoustic and the electronic.

The two first met when the composer Mazurkiewicz supported Swans with his solo project 3FoNIA on their 2014 European tour. "I really enjoyed his approach," says Westberg about the Polish musician's blending of the acoustic qualities of his instrument with electronically generated sounds. A decision to collaborate was made and when the US-American musician returned to Eastern Europe to support Michael Gira on his solo tour in late 2019, Mazurkiewicz reached out to him with the idea of booking some studio time before Gira's two concerts in Warsaw.

"Recording was very fun and easy," remembers Westberg. "It was just two people enjoying hearing and reacting to what the other is doing." First Man in the Moon is not however a plain document of these improvised sessions, but also shaped by Mazurkiewicz's approach as a composer. Once the recordings were finished, he selected and edited the recorded material, refining the peculiar dialogue between the guitarist's meditative drones and bright chords and his own rhythmic yet subtle approach to playing the double bass, sometimes plucking the strings and occasionally using his bow to underscore Westberg's fleeting melodies, but also using the instrument in unconventional ways to generate sound.

A feeling of weightlessness prevails throughout the aptly-titled First Man in the Moon. Even at their most abstract however, these five improvisations-turned-compositions remain tangible, lively, and joyfully explorative. It is a record that you wouldn't expect from either of these musicians, but the logical result of two idiosyncratic minds sharing not only space and time, but also their respective visions with each other.

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Import

Selections

  1. What Is Good For The Goose
  2. That Was Then
  3. First Man In The Moon
  4. Falsely Accused
  5. Oxnard
Description

Coming April 16, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Collaboration Between Norman Westberg (Of Swans) & Jazz Double Bass Player Mazurkiewicz!

An unlikely meeting of two like-minded spirits, First Man in the Moon sees the former Swans guitarist and Hallow Ground regular Norman Westberg and the prolific double bass player Jacek Mazurkiewicz collaborate for five evocative tracks. The pair finds common ground beyond the boundaries of atmospheric drone, abstract jazz, and experimental music and blurs the lines between the acoustic and the electronic.

The two first met when the composer Mazurkiewicz supported Swans with his solo project 3FoNIA on their 2014 European tour. "I really enjoyed his approach," says Westberg about the Polish musician's blending of the acoustic qualities of his instrument with electronically generated sounds. A decision to collaborate was made and when the US-American musician returned to Eastern Europe to support Michael Gira on his solo tour in late 2019, Mazurkiewicz reached out to him with the idea of booking some studio time before Gira's two concerts in Warsaw.

"Recording was very fun and easy," remembers Westberg. "It was just two people enjoying hearing and reacting to what the other is doing." First Man in the Moon is not however a plain document of these improvised sessions, but also shaped by Mazurkiewicz's approach as a composer. Once the recordings were finished, he selected and edited the recorded material, refining the peculiar dialogue between the guitarist's meditative drones and bright chords and his own rhythmic yet subtle approach to playing the double bass, sometimes plucking the strings and occasionally using his bow to underscore Westberg's fleeting melodies, but also using the instrument in unconventional ways to generate sound.

A feeling of weightlessness prevails throughout the aptly-titled First Man in the Moon. Even at their most abstract however, these five improvisations-turned-compositions remain tangible, lively, and joyfully explorative. It is a record that you wouldn't expect from either of these musicians, but the logical result of two idiosyncratic minds sharing not only space and time, but also their respective visions with each other.

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Import

Selections

  1. What Is Good For The Goose
  2. That Was Then
  3. First Man In The Moon
  4. Falsely Accused
  5. Oxnard
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Norman Westberg & Jacek Mazurkiewicz
Title
First Man In The Moon
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-25-2021
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
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