Sunday Afternoon

by Steve Noble & Daniel Thompson



Steve Noble : percussion
Daniel Thompson : acoustic guitar

Recorded and mixed by Edward Lucas, live at the Hundred Years gallery, London on October 26th 2014.

This is a recording of two London based improvisers of different generations communing in the resonant surroundings of the 100 Years Gallery. Steve Noble creates glittering bell and gong like tones over which Daniel Thompson hangs fractured harmonics and strange bending chords, moving to a more frenetic interplay between what is essentially a percussive guitarist and a melodic percussionist. This is the sound of instant creation happening before your ears, where the music can turn in an instant from a sombre evocation of a quasi-ritual nature, to a scurrying and mischievous ramble through scratches and thwacks- the kind of sympathetic, almost telepathic communication that only the best, and most revelatory free improvisation can provide. An engrossing listen from beginning to end, aided by an amazingly clear recording that balances Thompson's acoustic guitar with Noble's drums and percussion perfectly. (RICHARD SANDERSON)


released May 31, 2020

The Confront Collectors Series issued one hundred albums between 2004 and 2019. This recording was ccs 52.

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