Kiln - With Chris Sacker CD
Second Kiln album,where the trio of Colin Potter,Tony Moore & John Corbett are joined by Chris Sacker on 'human sounds'.Another example of real time telepathic interplay & strangeness. Still haven't heard anything else that sounds like this.
"I'm not sure we have a new group here. The label is, as the catalogue-numbers go from 1 to 3. Kiln is Jon Corbet (trumpets), Tony Moore (cello) and Colin Potter (sound manipulation). Chris Sacker (voice, text, body sound) contributes on the second cd as a guest. Corbett and Moore played a lot with a great diversity of english jazz and improvised music combo's. Corbett for instance played a lot with Pete Dunmall. Colin Potter needs no introduction for Vital readers I suppose. He built up a considerable output of solo work over the works and is known for his work with Nurse with Wound, Ora, Jonathan Coleclough, Andrew Chalk, etc. I have no information on Chris Sacker. Anyway, together they make up Kiln and what is Kiln about? What we hear is intense and concentrated improvised music on cello, trumpet, saxes and voice. But all sounds are transformed, mutated, altered etc. by Colin Potter. I have no idea whether he did this live or afterwards in the studio. What we hear is the interaction as it was played. So the dynamic of live improvised music remains in tact. It is only that the sounds are heavily processed. Not to an extent that the instruments are beyond recognition. Far from it. But Potter definitely adds a new dimension to the music. I guess he did this live and that makes Kiln a very interesting marriage of live electronics and improvisation. Never heard something like it." (DM) Review from VITAL WEEKLY number 336, week 34