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by James Wyness

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Charivari 30:00


Charivari was originally intended to have a partner piece but time passed by and I decided to release it as a cdr. Having tried unsuccessfully for months to make a work out of some new recorded material, I was given a Yamaha organ by my old pal Allal Yamine, a Moroccan percussionist and artist who was clearing out his studio. This Electone B-405, a fine piece from 1982, has excellent organ and pedal sounds and some of the weirdest percussion sounds I've ever encountered, far too weird for this album. Other sounds include a temperamental domestic oven, brushed metal and sounds from the streets of my home town Jedburgh.

Charivari: referring to the custom of rattling kitchenware with an iron rod. Literally "heaviness in the head" but also used to mean "headache".


released January 12, 2023




James Wyness Scotland, UK

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