the Founder Effect at Cafe OTO
uploaded this event on April 4, 2014
Return to OTO for this heavyweight quartet after their performance here last year that reprised the line-ups for the three discs in Treader's series "The Founder Effect". Recorded over a day at London's Abbey Road, they include a duo - 'The Both' - between Pat Thomas and Steve Noble and two quartets: one with Pat Thomas on Piano and John Coxon on Synth and the second with Pat on Synth and John Coxon on Guitar.
"The mood, at first, is one of brooding restraint and suppressed, irruptive energy. Unsurprisingly, the channelling of that energy takes an unexpected course. For a while, the players’ interactions become playfully, scabrously rodential. Coxon’s synth then takes on a firmer, bass-rich funk inflection. When Thomas responds, there’s no second guessing how things will develop; the possibilities are endless." - Dalston Sound, review of The Founder Effect...