Chora is the British duo of Rob Lye and Ben Morris, joined on this recording by Ben Nash and Karl Brummer. Their music is a gorgeous mix of psychedelic free-form improvisation and ecstatic free jazz, with hypnotic percussion, cymbals, bowed instruments, eerie reeds, and an overall ritualistic, shamanic vibe.
Quivers are guitarist Ninni Morgia and upright bassist Jordon Schranz, joined here by drummer extraordinaire Mike Pride, a Milford Graves student who has played with Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nels Cline and Keiji Haino among others. Their improvisations show some amazing timbral research and creative interplay, sometimes reminding of great historical groups like AMM, Musica Elettronica Viva and Smegma.
Pressed on high-quality virgin vinyl, artwork by Pascal Nichols of Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides.
Edition of 300.
“[Chora] Ferocious clanging, sax squealing, metal scraping, strings yawning and voices moaning, we are taken into a slow primitive stomp… [Quivers] Untuned twisted strings, thumping bass, screeching metal and various animal sounds smash and split in a symphony of mutant cell division” Foxy Digitalis
“A beautiful, dense rumination from the jungle canopy floor. Every change is striking, every move precise. Great balance between these two groups, part of a new improv movement that’s definitely worth exploring” D. Mosurock / Dusted