Living In The Here & There

by Avant Garden

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Improvised music album blending world music and jazz of The Rain Garden with electronicist Eve Thacker. Eve very sadly passed away in early 2013 and this re-release is dedicated to her memory.

World music duo The Rain Garden spent a day recording with avant garde electronicist Eve Thacker in 1992 and this was the result. Eve created sounds using the live sounds of The Rain Garden as source material, as well as adding synthesizer and feedback loop effects.

The experience gave The Rain Garden a feeling of freedom as their improvisations went in many directions they had not charted before within the band's recordings at that time. Only when they released the 1995 live album Cosmic Engineers would they again approach such free improvisation.

The result is an album that seem neither an electronic album, a free jazz album or a world music album, but a meeting place of all three.

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released January 1, 1992

Chris Conway – piano, keyboards, electric guitar, bamboo flute, kalimba, zither, melodica, percussion, voice.

Carl Peberdy – sitar, tabla, percussion, zither bass, bowed psaltery, bamboo whistle, bamboo horn, voice.

Eve Thacker – synthesizer, effects, electronics.

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