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hguipf This is the most metal bass clarinet quartet out there, folks. It would be hard to overstate how much I love this album. Trust me, you will love it too. As a bonus, the CD packaging is great - the artist clearly put some attention into this thing. Bravo, Mr. Boots! Favorite track: Moira the Warrior.
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Joerg Buchstaeber Boy, this gets addictive. Two months ago I didn't even know there was something as a bass clarinet. Favorite track: At the Soda Shop.
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Crash All i can really say is Wow. Never thought a bass clarinet could pull off the Iron Maiden cover of "Hallowed Be Thy Name". Simply Amazing Work and fantastic Album!! Favorite track: Hallowed Be Thy Name.
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xhrl_ Edmund Welles Quartet invent and perform heavy chamber music. Drawing precision from the classical realm; innovation from jazz; and power, rhythm and overall perspective from metal, the quartet’s sound is characterized by a thickness of tone and absolute rhythmic precision. Here there is an Iron Maiden cover and some Floyd. But most is their original compositions. Thematically this LP serves us a warning. Favorite track: When I Woke Up, Everyone Was Gone.
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Carsten Pieper Apocalyptica gone reeds or something. Mostly originals, one Iron Maiden cover ("Hallowed Be Thy Name", with vocals) and the ending of "When I Woke Up, Everyone Was Gone" makes good use of the majestic chord progression of "Saucerful of Secret" by the Floyd (my all-time favourite band, yep!) Favorite track: Moira the Warrior.
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IMAGINATION.
We must all find it again or perish.

illustrations from Ash Abdullah's Diary of a Broken Soul Tarot Deck
used by permission (all rights © Ash Abdullah)

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released August 3, 2011

All compositions © 2010 zeroth law and Cornelius Boots
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“Hallowed Be Thy Name” written by Steve Harris © 1982 Iron Maiden Holdings/Zomba Music Publishing

Cornelius Boots: compositions, arrangements, recording, bass clarinet, percussion, bass clarinet upper joint as end-blown flute
Jeff Anderle: bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet
Aaron Novik: bass clarinet
Eugene Jun: vocals
Micah McClain: drum set, African drums
Dan Rathbun: recording, percussion, mixing engineer, co-production

Ash Abdullah: illustrations from her Diary of a Broken Soul Tarot Deck
used by permission (all rights © Ash Abdullah)
Theresa Wong: layout and design

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Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet Oakland, California

Edmund Welles has the distinction of being the world’s only original, composing band of four bass clarinetist: they invent and perform heavy chamber music. Drawing virtuosic precision from the classical realm; innovation and texture from jazz; and power, rhythm and overall perspective from rock and metal, the quartet’s sound is characterized by a thickness of tone and absolute rhythmic prowess. ... more

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