Poire_z + Phil Minton - "________q"
[For4Ears,
www.for4ears.com]

There are times when adding a guest to a line-up changes the whole scenario. In the case of Poire_z, the choice to have vocalist Phil Minton on-board for a one-off concert was a brilliant one. Recorded in May 2002, at the Musique Action at Vandoeuvre, France, "_______q" is a real treat for any fan of cacophony of sounds. What does Phil Minton's voice add to this live session, you ask? As odd as this may sound, he pushes the envelope at delivering some of the most subdued and un-noticeable vocals I'd heard him do. It's almost as if he's trying to blend into the cracked everyday electronics of Andy Guhl and Norbert Moslang [formerly of Voicecrack which begs me to ask the question, does the duo still exist as a coherent unit?]. Phil never strays far and tries not to outshine [or make himself the star of the show] the other members of the quintet. It makes me wonder whether he received some sort of instructions from Poire_z to be something else that he's not. Perhaps it was his decision to adjust his vocal patterns and sound like one of the other members' instruments. [Don't expect to hear Phil Minton doing his regular Donald Duck impressions on this record!] Whatever the case may be, this is a very toned-down session. There are no real peaks and no valleys. What we get instead is luminous, even-handed improvisation. If you liked the other efforts of Poire_z, or the numerous collaborations recorded by Voicecrack and Gunter Muller [released on the Swiss For4Ears label], this one will not be a disappointment. Consider this three-quarters of an hour quality time spent with adventurous music

Tom Sekowski


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>> Poire_z + Phil Minton - ________q
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