John Edwards & Chris Corsano – Tsktsking

JOHN EDWARDS & CHRIS CORSANO – Tsktsking
12″ LP – edition of 500 – £15

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TSKTSKING is the first duo album by London-based double bassist John Edwards and US drummer extraordinaire Chris Corsano. The album was recorded at Eastcote Studios, London in December 2008. Limited to 500 copies it comes housed in hand screenprinted wrap-around sleeves. The accompanying insert features exclusive and humerous liner notes written by UK sax pioneer Evan Parker.
Defying the drum and bass’s classic roles as rhythm instruments, Edwards and Corsano’s TSKTSKING is a beautifully melodic album. At times Corsano’s drumset sounds like it’s got strings whilst Edwards’s double bass takes its fair share of scrapes and slaps.
Extended passages explore the most subtle and some unexpected sounds that can be summoned from metal and timber. Equally, possessed progressions and untamed eruptions of energy and power are conjured up. These two musicians prey and pounce on their instruments like it’s their last chance.
The first 100 copies of the LP come with a bonus 3″ CDR entitled “Vanishing Point” which features two tracks from the studio sessions. Like the LP these are also packaged in small hand screenprinted sleeves.

DWR004, released 2009

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Tracklisting
Side A

Razed Then Raised Again

Tsktsking

Side B

The Master Without Hammer

To The Nines