"With Splinters, we finally get a title that—without irony or layered allusion—simply seems to describe the music at hand. In fact, each of the four tracks reiterates this sonic metaphor in a different language: “Eclats” (French), “Astillas” (Spanish), “Hahen” (Japanese), and “Splitter” (German). And for good reason: the only thing continuous about these improvisations is their duration over time, or else their endless restlessness."
All music by Terrie Hessels (BUMA) and Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music / ASCAP - Cien Fuegos).
Music performed by
Terrie Hessels: Guitar
Ken Vandermark: Reeds
Tracks 1, 2, 3 recorded by Noid at The Blue Tomato in Vienna, Austria on November 13, 2015. Track 4 recorded by John Thomas at TAC, Eindhoven on September 27, 2014. Mastered by Dave Zuchowski at One Room Studio.
Design by Federico Peñalva.
Photograph by Ken Vandermark.
Thanks to Terrie, Noid, John Thomas, Günter Werner of The Blue Tomato, to Fede Peñalva, Steve Marquette, and Miklos Gosztonyi for their assistance at Audiographic Records, and to the listeners.