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RENNIE/ROBERTS/SERRIES – TRANSLUCENCE
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Match
Moving Sideways
Translucence
Found Within

Tullis Rennie : trombone
Cath Roberts : baritone sax
Dirk Serries : acoustic guitar

Performed, recorded, mixed and mastered at the Sunny Side Inc. Studio, Anderlecht (Belgium) on January 12th 2020.

Sleeve notes : Guy Peters.
Layout : Rutger Zuydervelt



REVIEWS

“I saved the last CD of this new batch because I expected this to be the most difficult one for me. An acoustic guitar (Serries) in combination with a baritone saxophone (Cath Roberts) and trombone (Tullis Rennie). I guess my love for wind instruments isn’t that deep. However, I am pleasantly surprised by this release! I don’t think I heard of Rennie and Roberts before and know nothing about their background, which I suspect is firmly rooted in the world of improvised music. They have four pieces of music on ‘Translucence’, and it is a free festival of chaos, scraping, hitting, scratching, sustained sound, and staccato. Most of the time, the instruments sound like a saxophone, trombone and guitar, but oat tomes, not at all, in ‘Moving Sideways’. I have no idea who is responsible there, but there is a fine electro-acoustic quality (no electricity used, of course here, or on any other albums) here. As far as dialogues go, there is plenty to enjoy here, even when, at times, it seems like a battle of wind instruments as well, with the guitar caught in between. Serries play a relatively modest role here, muting his strings, whereas the saxophone and trombone never seem to hold back. Oddly enough, I thought of this album as the most difficult one of these new releases; I am not sure why it is how I feel about this. A release that only unveiled some of its beauty after repeated listening.” Vital Weekly – The Netherlands