• 1. FIRST PART (01:02:08)
  • 2. SECOND PART (56:11)
  • 3. THIRD PART (01:01:40)
  • 4. FOURTH PART (31:53)

enough still not to know

Keith Rowe - Guitar, electronics
John Tilbury - Piano
Kjell Bjørgeengen - Producer

Enough still not to know is a 4 CD box set with music by John Tilbury and Keith Rowe, produced by visual artist Kjell Bjørgeengen for an upcoming video installation. The music is improvised, but it is quite evident that the two artists have developed a strong understanding throughout their five-decade long collaboration.

Keith Rowe and John Tilbury are especially known from their work in the Scratch Orchestra and AMM with Cornelius Cardew. Tilbury is also known as one of the foremost interpreters of Morton Feldmans piano music. In recent years, both musicians have been working with texts by Samuel Beckett; Tilbury has made music and text-based performances of a number of the latest works by Beckett: Worsward Ho, Stirrings Still and What is the Word to mention a few. In Keith Rowe's work you can also find Beckett inspirations, where his music is totally stripped down, so that only the core remains. This influence, as well as Bjørgeengen's instructions about making a kind of music which musically and conceptually worked with dissolution and unification, combined with long sections of silence, has given surprising results.

SOFA is very proud to be able to release this unique musical manifesto from these two legendary figures in experimental music. The release includes a booklet with liner notes written by Tilbury, Rowe and Bjørgeengen.

Reviews
Musik an Sich
Auf der dreieinhalbstündigen Klangreise sind viele interessante Dinge zu entdecken. Auch eignet sich dieses Album durchaus zum Genuss mit geschlossenen Augen über Kopfhörer. Doch Achtung: Hinter den vielen Ecken und Winkeln in dieser Musik weiß man nie, was da lauert. -- read the whole review»

Wolfgang Kabsch

The Audiophileman
This box set of free, improv and avant garde jazz noises is a contemplative, meditative sonic adventure that sometimes builds tension with silence to enhance the drama of the piece. Listened to in the dark, it will have your senses on edge as you wait for the next change in direction from the pair. -- read the whole review»

Paul Rigby

Fidelity
Immer wieder fügen sich Elektrosplitter, Klangpartikel
vom präparierten Klavier und Gitarrenflageoletts
zu unerwarteten Klanggespinsten zusammen, werden
die Synapsen zu wunderbarsten Wahrnehmungsstörungen
und psychedelischen Realitätsverschiebungen
animiert, die musikalische Exkursion zu neuen Räumen
erweitert. -- read the whole review»

Von Roland Schmenner

Ondarock
Non resta dunque altro da fare che fermarsi qui, inchinandosi di fronte a due maestri che raggiungono in questo saggio (non-)sonoro – di tale si tratta nel verso senso della parola – uno dei vertici della loro carriera, addentrandosi in una ricerca che dal suono (nulla più di una “via d'accesso” prediletta) conduce verso un'ipotesi di verità squisitamente ontologica. Ancora tutta da non(-)conoscere -- read the whole review»

Matteo Meda

Kindamuzik
Etherische twinkelingen, atonale erupties, Boulez-achtige flitsen, bonkige passages die aan Cardew of Cage
doen denken schieten als vuurvliegjes in een duistere nacht voorbij en doven weer uit. Geknakte momentopnamen zijn het, plekken van ontrafeling. Rowe en Tilbury duwen naar de rand en: er overheen. Als
meubelstukkenmuziek neigt het werkstuk naar klank die de hele dag kan aanstaan, als een geluidkunstwerk op
zichzelf. Je vergeet dat er beeld 'bij hoort'. En tijd, die ben je al lang kwijt. Dus: in een wisselaar ermee en
continu aan, hierin wil je wonen. Zelfs jaren later kom je erachter dat er nog zo veel is dat je niet gehoord hebt.
Dat hoeft ook niet. -- read the whole review»

Sven Schlijper

Freq
Enough Still Not To Know is a gorgeous record, some utterly top-notch playing from some utterly top-notch players -- read the whole review»

Kev Nickells

Derek's Musicblog
a groundbreaking celebration of a musical partnership and friendship that’s lasted five decades. -- read the whole review»

Derek Anderson

Nowa Muzyka
Na ka?dym z czterech kr??ków znajdziemy jedn? d?ug? kompozycj?, gdzie dominuj?c? tendencj? jest ??cznie d?ugich odcinków ciszy z astenicznymi akordami fortepianu, gitarowymi preparacjami, ró?nego rodzaju szmerami czy d?wi?kami niewiadomego pochodzenia. -- read the whole review»

?ukasz Kom?a

Amusio
Während Keith Rowe tendenziell stets das
Weite sucht und sein Heil in der Abweichung findet, versucht John Tilbury mit sagenhaft dosiertem
Anschlag die Fäden wieder zusammenzuführen. Indem beider Anliegen gelingen, entsteht ein
rückstandslos organisches Ganzes, das in jedem Moment von seinen filigranen Annäherungen kündet,
ohne die oftmals verschlungenen Wege zueinander der Kartographie zu überlassen. Lohnend ist gar kein
Ausdruck. -- read the whole review»

Stephan Wolf

Rifraf
Maar doe jezelf een plezier en beluister
dit ding, elke keer als twee heren van
zulk kaliber samenkomen draait de wereld
een beetje minder snel. -- read the whole review»

Ts

Vital Weekly
a very fine piece of music. -- read the whole review»

Frans de Waard

Nitestylez
A long journey for dark winter nights. -- read the whole review»

BAZE.DJUNKIII

Les Son du Grisli
Peut-être la vidéo montre-elle, malgré ses noirs, deux surfaces planes qui se frôlent et, pour peu qu’on les envisage à distance, ne font bientôt plus qu’une, agacée bientôt par les lignes de fuite qu’arrange la bande-son : Enough Still Not to Know, qui atteste à son tour, comment dire… que Keith Rowe et John Tilbury font à la manière de Pénélope, soit : pour mieux défaire ensuite, en secret. -- read the whole review»

Guillaume Belhomme

A Jazz Noise
this is a set of the free-est and least idiomatic sound I’ve heard for some time, possibly ever. -- read the whole review»

Dave

Album label: 
Release date: 
16.10 / 2015
Recording date: 
17.07 / 2014
Recording location: 
City University Music Studios, London
Credits:
Producer : Kjell Bjørgeengen

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