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Hafler Trio - No More Twain of One Flesh
Hafler Trio - No More Twain of One Flesh Quantity in Basket: None
Code: soleil53
Price: $11.99
Nextera is proud to announce third and final part of The Hafler Trio Trilogy named "No More Twain, Of One Flesh: 11 unequivocal obsecrations" CD album is packed again in "deluxe" embossed paper wallet with special transparent wraparound! This piece is over 60 minutes long and slowly changes, with a very wide and resonant sound, Final, and yet not final, this installment sees the end of the cycle and the beginning of a new one.

"This is the third part, completing a trilogy started with 'Cleave: 9 Great Openings' (see Vital Weekly 352), followed by 'Part The Second: No Man Put Asunder. 7 Fruitful And Seamless Unions' (see Vital Weekly 373). The big question is of course: does it go into a new territory? I wrote that the previous two releases were based upon cello playing, extensively layered, with small blocks being repeated through the hours or so work. But if you have been a keen follower of the Trio than you may be as aware as I am that it might not be a cello. The Hafler Trio never list any sources, but in recent times an extensive use of voices have been used on the newer recordings (like Brion Gysin on 'The Man Who Tried To Disappear' 10" or Blixa Bargeld on the 'Normally' double CD), so why not here, I humbly think? Maybe some people will be disappointed to read that this third work continues the sounds set forth on the previous two. Maybe I'd more surprised if it didn't do that. So is it more of the same? No, I don't think so. The first part had distinct movements, the second one seemed more austere and monotonous, this third part is more like the first part, ie various movements are to be recognized throughout. It seems some more extensive sound processing took place on the sources. But for the better and bigger part of this, this another majestic and austere Hafler Trio disc. Low in key, melancholic in approach. I can assume people will state that once is enough, but I am sure they miss a point here. You need all three to enjoy the completeness of the work (although enjoyment is probably not the right word: "all movement directed towards the preparation of ground and its consecration" it reads on the cover, which is rather a message of death than of anything else really). A sad but beautiful work."
--Reviewed by Frans DeWaard for Vital E-zine

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