Holding an immersive, uniquely inquisitive pair of lower case, electro-acoustic and jazz-wise jams, Two Changes is effectively the long form inversion and expansion of what Rupert Clervaux & Beatrice Dillon were doing with the fractious drum ’n button études of Studies I-XVII For Samplers And Percussion, which was written 2013/14 and issued to acclaim in 2015.
Like it’s predecessor, Two Changes has been waiting patiently in the wings a for wee while, now finally coming to light on Barcelona’s Paralaxe Editions to reveal the duo exploring linear but twisted tangents of polymetric percussion and dub abstraction decorated by the pocket trumpet and zither of Eben Bull, who also played on their last LP.
Imagine a stoned Jameszoo jamming with the MvO Trio, or Jan Jelinek filleting a midnight session by Basil Kirchin, and you’ve almost got a grasp on this wonderfully ephemeral and slippery slab.
released April 30, 2016
Written, performed, produced and mixed by Beatrice Dillon and Rupert Clervaux in London, winter 2014 Mastered by Rupert Clervaux at Grays Inn Road
Photography by Anne Tetzlaff Artwork by Paralaxe Editions/Oficina de dissney.
A collaborative work shines brightest when its stars align, blend, and stand out on their own. The sharpest ears will hear elements of each artist at different times. That rush of air sound on "Inkjet" sounds very much like Beatrice Dillon. While Call Super's signature tones make an appearance on "Fluo" at 1:45 and beyond. The clarinet playing on "Fluo" must be Call Super's father, whose work can be heard on Call Super's stellar album "Arpo." Shout out to Hessle for the unrivaled consistency. Edward
Dub techno is far from being an exact science but few producers have dared stretch its boundaries to the extent Beatrice Dillon does on this bizarre but bewitching EP. The two "Face" tracks fill the yawning chasms their spartan rhythms open up with squalls of atonal saxophone but the EP's weirdest piece is the closing "Sonnier (Walk In The Light", a sort of shapeshifting, post-punk shuffle that's as unsettling as it is unsettled. Curiouser and curiouser. Niccolo Brown