Eddie Prévost - Material Consequences

Solo percussion from Matchless founder, Mr. Eddie Prévost

"Alone in the studio, it is just me trying to breathe life into the materials I have chosen at hand. I am looking, hoping, that something unexpected will crop up. The gongs, chimes, bells, skins, strings and resonating boxes are a rich environment. You never know for sure what you will dig up. I bow, scrape, pluck and hit direct and glancing blows in my engagement with the materials with which I have to work. I might even draw blood. The point is to mix myself with this stuff. Make it something other than it seems. Make something other of myself too." - Eddie Prévost



1. Stridorings - 18:52
2. Dance music of an imaginary people - 20:41
3. Mostly bowing - 15:12
4. Statutory [sic] drum solo 10:03


Recorded on the 16th of July, 2001 at Gateway Studios, Kingston, England by Steve Lowe. Front cover artwork: detail from Keith Rowe's Pollock '82 - percussion version.

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Eddie Prévost

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