Label: Confront Recordings
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"I had sent Neil an electronic ‘backing track’ to improvise on, with the idea to keep my part intact as the spine of this new piece. But once I received Neil’s recording, things turned out differently. While toying around with his saxophone improvisation, I noticed it was full of fantastic details, and wanted to emphasize these. I tried overlaying looped parts, with wonderful results. So the original idea went out the window, and I decided to solely work with Neil’s improvisation.
I approached ‘Tides’ as a continuous stream of sound, maybe comparable to Brian Eno’s ‘Thursday Afternoon’ or ‘Neroli’, but far less soothing. The 38 minutes on this release can be seen as a chop from an infinite, miasmic flow of smelting saxophone phrases." (Machinefabrik)
Tides was constructed by Rutger Zuydervelt using looped phrases culled from a tenor saxophone improvisation by Neil Welch.
Mastered by Marlon Wolterink.