Other Worlds //

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Recorded at the Vortex, London. Mastered at Wee Studio, Stornaway, Isle of Lewis
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Friday, September 9, 2011
  • 1. Track 1 (13:19)
  • 2. Track 2 (14:53)

Maggie Nicols-voice
Peter Urpeth-piano

"These duo improvisations were originally made for the development of the soundtrack for Sean Martin and Louise Milnes 2011 documentary, A Boat Retold. A few short sequences made the final cut. Fortunately, we can hear on this album something close to its initial and fully realized form: a pair of aqueous, intimate and mesmerizing extemporaneous suites. Maggie Nicols, I'm told, came to the title--or the title came to her--after re-listening to the recordings. The music she and Peter Urpeth share combines the exploratory and the attentive, shifting between moments of assertion and accommodation, of provocation and conversation, of sounding out and listening in. The phrase Other Worlds suggest not only a combination of allure and unknowing, of the worldly and the strange, but also a search by the duo for its own nascent, unfolding narrative, sound-tracking their mutual reach toward each other's soundworlds and outward, together: an opening up to the textures and audible flows of the living worlds around them"-Kevin McNeilly, from the liner notes