..."as I listened more deeply to the recording, I became more and more conscious of the pauses and the offstage noises, and also of the lack of audience response. Many of the cues that improvising musicians respond to were not there. I began to recall the psychology of the event. The vast cavern of the then unmodified Roundhouse - a huge Victorian brick domes building that had previously been a railway turning shed - was (at least for our concert) all but devoid of an audience. In the silences and pregnant pauses that were a characteristic of our performances you can hear doors swinging open and closes, a child's voice echoes in the distance, and there are other indistinguishable human murmuring and nameless isolating clonks. At the end of our performance - nothing. No applause, no cat calls. Merely the sound of empty indifference." - Eddie Prevost.
"Music from half a lifetime ago - that was a very good creative time musically and maybe a new generation will appreciate what we are doing then and are still doing now. Playing with Eddie in that format, just the two of us, was my most rewarding experience after the breakup of the AMM quartet. I could not go back after the freedom of the duo." - Lou Gare.
"Music with unusual qualities… very searching and balanced… no free jazz excursions… just the AMM connection, but with only two acoustic instruments. All about colour and minimal energy. Beautiful! And a very early example of what is later during the 2000´s happening in the world of improvised music and minimal improv…" - Discaholic Corner.
Lou Gare / tenor saxophone
Eddie Prévost / drums
Recorded at the International Carnival of Experimental Sound, or ICES 72, held at the Roundhouse. Also released on CD by Anomalour Records in 2003.
Available as 320k MP3 or 16bit FLAC.
1. The Sound of Indifference - 46:52
Eddie Prévost plays with immense fire, grace and invention. Founder of the essential AMM, collaborator of the greatest improvisers internationally, since the 60's he has kept a continuous contact with the scene and always manages to invent anew his contribution to "meta-music".
“Prévost's free drumming flows superbly making use of his formidable technique. It’s as though there has never been an Elvin Jones or Max Roach.” - Melody Maker
“Relentlessly innovative yet full of swing and fire.” – Morning Star