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Eye Opener

by Alto Stratus

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A big "thank you" to all the musicians and friends at Quadelectronic, the most unique and creative of all live events we've had the privilege to be involved in. Still going strong, and with ever more talent daring to risk total "free improv" the Quad way! When you've heard the music, watch the videos via YouTube. You never know, they may not be around forever. Use the watch links above or visit the Quadelectronic archive page on the Ultima Thule website for much more! I recommend that you get a free YouTube downloader to keep the videos for posterity!


released August 12, 2014

Alto Stratus & Friends
Recorded and archived by Jim Tetlow at Quadelectronic events...
1: Q# 9: 17/2, 2: Q# 15: 25/8, 3: Q# 16: 27/9, 4: Q# 17: 27/10, 5: Q# 18: 17/11,
6/7: Q# 19: 15/12, 8: at Stench 3: 27/3, all 2009.
Additional mix, edit, EQ by Alan Freeman.
Cover art by Mark Thomas.

Alan Freeman: bowed guitar, effects, guitar-synth, Roland SH32, laptop (guitar loops, virtual synths & sampler), voice, bowed spring-board, bowed CD, bells, Air Fx
Steve Freeman: tapes, bowed bass, bowed DVD, bowed CD, cymbal, turntable platter, marbles, voice, effects
Dylan Menzies: saxophone.(1), custom built electronics (5)
Amit Patel: digital turntable, effects (1)
James Lynch: Korg Kaoss pad (2,4)
Victoria Bourne: vocals, flute, percussion (3,5)
Chris Conway: Theremin, keyboard, vocals, low whistle, effects (5)
Kevin Hewick: guitar, effects (5,7)
Dave Dhonau: cello, effects (6)
Pete Turnpenny: guitar, effects (7)
Lee Allatson: percussion, feedback electronics (8)


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Alto Stratus Leicester, UK

The duo of Alan and Steve Freeman (Ultima Thule), we spent much of our spare time during the 1980's experimenting with electronics, sound collage, etc., recording some 30 odd cassettes as Alto Stratus (and other guises: Vrije, Q.S.O., Electric Junk, etc.), also as soloists, and the trio ZBB. For 30 years we've continued with a 10 further releases since, bands: Endgame, The Newt Hounds, Triax, etc. ... more


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