Evan Parker - The Snake Decides
Featuring four solos recorded in 1986 in St. Paul's Church, Oxford by the late Michael Gerzon, Evan Parker's groundbreaking album The Snake Decides is a breath-taking example how far the language of a particular instrument can be taken.
Lovingly reissued by OTOROKU, remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi and housed in a reverse board sleeve with new liner notes by Brian Morton this is the ultimate document of one of the most important recordings in all of Parker’s extensive and exploratory catalogue.
“The Snake Decides attracts a certain array of adjectives - intense, radical, fearsome, hypnotic, virtuosic – and occasionally allows a more ambitious reviewer to avoid platitude by talking more specifically about 32nd harmonics, circular breathing, multiphonics and Gerson's exact choice and placement of microphones. But this misses a point, too. Listening to this record, either for the first or the fortieth time, is an arousing experience” - Brian Morton, 2018
The Snake Decides
Haine's Last Tape
Edition of 300 copies
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