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Schizosphere (Schizosphere)


Download links and information about Schizosphere (Schizosphere) by Tony Wilson, François Houle / Francois Houle, Dylan Van Der Schyff. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:07:36 minutes.

Artist: Tony Wilson, François Houle / Francois Houle, Dylan Van Der Schyff
Release date: 1994
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Avant Garde Metal
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:07:36
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No. Title Length
1. Fractus 11:14
2. Lowest Note 5:51
3. Frustration 9:35
4. Contemplation 2:12
5. Persistence 3:40
6. Strange Attractors 6:25
7. Prayer 6:04
8. For Clayoquot 9:16
9. Barscheit 7:54
10. Cantor Dust 5:25



One of Vancouver clarinetist François Houle's first albums, Schizosphere features two of his earliest musical accomplices, guitarist Tony Wilson and drummer Dylan van der Schyff who was only beginning to get noticed outside of his hometown at the time. The set contains five Houle compositions, one from the guitarist, three free improvisations, and a very personal rendition of Duke Ellington's "Frustration." There is not much left of the original song: Houle focuses on a single phrase turned into an insisting circular leitmotiv. Wilson's "Lowest Note," here recorded for the first time, has a jazzier, less cluttered feel than the definitive version heard on his CD by the same title (2001, Spool). But the album's highlights are Houle's pieces, particularly "Fractus" and "Strange Attractors," both bouncing tunes relying on tutti melodies. The latter is dressed in a fancy Middle-Eastern get-up. Later a pillar of the West Coast avant-garde jazz sound, here the clarinetist limits the chances he takes, remaining for the most part in tonal, melodious jazz (as on his "Prayer"). But, coming from a classical background, he eschews the usual solo shticks and clichés, delivering a convincing performance, although he had yet to reach his prime. ~ François Couture, Rovi