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A reissue of what is chronologically the 3rd full AMM album, following AMM:1966 and The Crypt. Recorded during the years of 1973-75, this marks an unusual and little recognized period in the group's history. For about 5 years, Keith Rowe (and his guitar and electronics) had left the group (along with Cornelius Cardew), leaving AMM as a working duo of Eddie Prévost (drums) and Lou Gare (tenor saxophone). That makes this the most jazz-like version of AMM, but as the liner notes (by Martin Davidson) make clear in fascinating detail, this is not jazz; "absolutely nothing (melody, harmony, rhythm, tempo) was predetermined." This CD add three pieces of previously unavailable material. Unique document in their saga, but not necessarily the place to start.