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Crease or Abyss (GUM008)

by NNN Cook

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"NNN Cook is relentless in his experimentation, and restless in his avenues. Every release seems to go in another direction of the same ramifying structure that is his avid and prolific career. His dedication to the St Louis experimental scene through his work with Close/Far recordings and the Bruxism series is undisputed, and he has given ground to countless artists and their experiments throughout the years. Whether it is tape players, synthesizers, saxophone, various eclectic instruments or simple prose, Cook's arsenal is always ready for action and his intention results in interactive performances that hover around the listener, sometimes even literally.

"Crease or Abyss" shows us a NNN Cook we hadn't had the chance to witness. Contemplation and reflection are still shining, but his intention has translated to songs in some of the selections for it. Rhythmic dispositions lay a foundation for music that is both new and reminiscent of Cook's beginnings as a musician. The four pieces presented flow naturally into each other painting a picture of the mind of the performer, and they sway you incessantly with floating percussive patterns, impossible sonics, aural story-telling and slow evolution. Cook's obsession with repetition is always rewarding, with the paced transformations constantly opening our minds up to new canvases. We hope you enjoy this new album on the Grownup Music roster."
-Julio Prato, Grownup Music


released March 31, 2018

All music recorded and produced by NNN Cook

Mastered by Jonathan James

Photography by NNN Cook

Artwork layout and design by NNN Cook, Antonio Leone and Rob Orf


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