May 26th, 2009

Buttercup Metal Polish (suiza, drums & drums, improv)

maiatzaren 28a osteguna / jueves 28 de mayo
21:00 / l´mono . Bilbao (Bizkaia)
ekainaren 1a astelehena / lunes 1 de junio
21:00 / Gaztetxea, Getaria (Gipuzkoa)

Dúo suizo (Nicolas Field & Alexandre Babel) de 2 baterias formado por nicolas fields y alexandre babel (habiendo contado con colaboraciones ocasionales tales como damo suzuki) y que trabaja e investiga en formas de improvisacion y composicion avanzadas cercanas al free jazz. Son miembros del colectivo internacional de musicos N (como bandas como moha!, ultralyd y mas…) y en breve, despues de su trabajo “50 ballets” creative sources records, 2007, salen dos nuevos trabajos suyos uno grabado como trio y ambos grabados en japon despues de una gira por el pais y masterizado en suiza.

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Sound Samples:

ButtercupMetalPolish works on semi-structured and structured drumset-improvisations without clear references to any particular genre in a man-instrument continuum, in which skin and metal as well as other type of musically conductive materials are used to create sound;
Using techniques like friction, rubbing, and scratching as well as the usual “Bang the drum” they deal with the sonic outputs-nice or ugly- without aesthetical considerations or restrictions once they come to existence. They react and interact in their own ways regardless of trends, putting together two similar instruments in one duo.

F. Sixto (cave12): “The duo Buttercup Metal Polish hasn’t finished to (faire parler d’eux). Day after day, they’re gainig always more in intensivity, new ideas, tectonic revolutions and alien-like visions, pushing forward/redefining the “concept” of a drumset duet.”

webmachine: “These guys pull sounds out of drums that need to be seen to be believed. An unmissable set for anyone who likes hearing things with parts of their anatomy that aren’t supposed to hear things.”

Luca Sabbatini, (TDG): “Buttercup Metal Polish pratique une haute voltige percussive en toute quiétude, avec une douceur envoûtante. Vertigineux.”

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