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canopy 05:40
pachydermal 07:01
arachnids 05:57
trail 06:56
herds 07:17
silverback 05:34
bamboo 10:15


'Jangala' is an expedition, a safari, if you will (of course, no animals were harmed in the making of this recording), and was a completely improvised, single pass performance with no overdubs and only slight editing for shape and length, creating spontaneous compositions from intuitive, empathetic and dynamic interactions between four musicians, most of whom have a long personal and musical history.

The music created seemed to take on a quality and essence of movements, both big and small, quick and slight, deliberate and halted. Not utilizing any indigenous traditional instrumentation, e'fessioux managed to conjure images of wildlife in a far away place at a far away time while not even thinking about it in this performance. What emerged could be considered a gift to the four fellas from a place deep within.


released September 2, 2016

Steve Foreman - bass, effects
Ian Smit - guitar, effects, loops
Clive Smith - keys, modular synth, computer, effects
Bill Weisbach - drums & percussion, gongs, electronics

art by Clive Smith
recorded & mixed by Bill Weisbach


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Weisbach, Foreman, & Smith have known each other since childhood and have played together in various configurations over the decades. It seems Smit manages to penetrate that circle every decade or so, for musical excursions with Messrs. Weisbach & Foreman, and yet this marks the 1st, and certainly not the last, encounter for Smith & Smit. No more 10 year intervals-we don't have that kind of time! ... more

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