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Deliberation —towards a music of the common man
Jamie Coleman (trumpet) , N.O. Moore (electric guitar), Tom Wheatley (double bass) , Eddie Prévost (drums)
“Coleman’s slow trumpet lines had a tenderness that evoked more physical kinds of intimacy. The trumpet became breath, warmth, vibration in a way that got the skin prickling, the senses suddenly sharpened.” The Wire.
NO Moore generally plays electric guitar with effects. Electric guitar has, in the past few years, transcended its 1970s image as the authentic tool of ‘serious’ self-expression, and Moore is interested to contribute to this renewed exploration of what the electric guitar might be. He draws regular inspiration from listening to recordings by Pauline Oliveros, Jimi Hendrix, Sun Ra, Éliane Radigue, Else Marie Pade, Derek Bailey, Maggi Payne, La Monte Young, and Albert Collins. He can be heard on the recent Matchless Recordings release ‘Darkened, yet shone’, as well as releases by the London Experimental Ensemble.
Moore has played live with several great musicians including John Butcher, Rachel Musson, Steve Noble, John Edwards, Alan Wilkinson, Sue Lynch, Crystabel Riley, Rohan de Saram, Phil Durrant, and Steve Beresford. He is a regular collaborator with Eddie Prévost.
Moore spent his formative years in social housing in Dover, Kent. He completed his PhD in law in 2007 and has a master’s degree in architectural history. He has published on themes relating to the urban, financialization, the films of Claire Denis and Wim Wenders, William S Burroughs and control, and Gilles Deleuze. He is currently working on a book addressing the twinned themes of decision and potential. In his spare time, he makes synth and drum-machine based music in a project called ‘Breaking up in the atmosphere’.
Tom Wheatley plays double bass:
– with Daniel Blumberg & Billy Steiger – HEBRONIX
– and electric bass with Seymour Wright & Billy Steiger – CYNTHIA
– with John Edwards – YOKE
– with Mark Sanders & Yoni Silver – NAX/XUS
– with Grundik Kasyansky & Yoni Silver – DENIS D’OR
and in other emergent and/or ancillary groupings.
Tom Wheatley lives in London.
Prévost’s free drumming flows superbly making use of his formidable technique. It’s as though there has never been an Elvin Jones or Max Roach.” — Melody Maker