AUM014 - JOE MORRIS & MAT MANERI ...[soul search]...
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photo by Michael Galinsky

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1. Slight Of Hand 8:04
2. Adhesive 6:40
3. Eyes Or Gaze 5:59
4. Natural Number 7:57
5. Versicolor 7:21
6. Soul Search 2:25
7. Flyer 5:13
8. Micron 3:06
9. Forwards And Sideways 7:08
10. Pluralize 8:26


All compositions by Joe Morris and Mat Maneri 2000
p+c 2000 AUM Fidelity

Joe Morris: electric guitar
Mat Maneri: electric violin
Produced by Joe Morris, Mat Maneri & Steven Joerg
Recorded by Mat Maneri on August 17, 1999
Mastered by Sascha von Oertzen on March 6, 2000
Front Cover Photo by Michael Galinsky
Back Cover Photo by Edvard Vlanders
Design by Ming@409

Having worked together in the stunning Joe Morris Quartet, and as a trio with Mat's father Joe Maneri, two of the world's greatest soul improvisers and technical prodigies on their respective intruments acted upon a long-standing desire to set up microphones, press record on the reels, and unleash a series of fully improvised theatres of sound. 'Soul Search' is the result. Subtlety and nuance and LISTENING rule. Improvisation does not come any more advanced on the fluid heart-mind continuum. -SJ

From the liner notes by Joe Morris:
As far as Mat Maneri and I are concerned, there is only one way to approach creating music and that is by attempting to make an original statement, even if that means alienating or offending someone. We know that music that music that eventually passes the test of time comes from artists who have delved deeply into the elemental substructure of the language of music and found a way to open minds to new ideas. Mat and I reach for the place that touches our sense of meaning in the most contemporary way. The sharpest listeners are on the same quest as we are. They will understand the title "Soul Search" because they will listen to this music with their hearts as well as their minds. They are deep enough to know that a complex organization of sound played with unique technique can only be made by a curious person dealing with life as an adventure into uncharted territory, in the hopes of deciphering some meaning out of the mystery. They also know better than to suggest that thinking and feeling have to be separate. Sometimes we have to feel things to understand them and understand things to feel them. -Joe Morris, February 2000



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