Ex - Wise Heads

 


Gli Ex-Wise Heads si sono formati nel 1997 con l'incontro dei due musicisti Colin Edwin ( Fretted e Fretless, Basso Acustico, Guimbri, Chitarra, Saz, Tastiere, Programminge ) e Geoff Leigh ( Soprano Saxophone, Flauti, Zither, Tastiere, Bells, Shakers ed electronics ), da allora hanno inciso quattro album ed un Ep, portando la loro musica in vari festival, principalmente nel sud est dell'Inghilterra. I maggiori collaboratori sono Ian Dixon ( Trombettista ), Rick Edwards ( Percussionista ) e Rajan Spolia ( Chitarrista ). I loro lavori sono in vendita on line sul sito burningshed, mentre si possono ascoltare le canzoni sulla loro pag. di MySpace Music.


Schemata ( CD - 2011 )

Tracklist:

 1. Thymasis
 2. Pretertial
 3. Halftones
 4. Prismatic
 5. Ascendance
 6. Ditto
 7. Aureole
 8. Achromatize
 9. Breathing to Forget

Gli Ex-Wise Heads side project tra Colin Edwin e Geoff Leigh, hanno rilasciato un nuovo album intitolato Schemata. Il duo sempre in via di sviluppo, ci affascina con paesaggi sonori, minimalismo, atmosferici, strumentazione insolita con modelli ritmici esotici e trance. Un tesoro oscuro e primitivo. Pre-ordini alla Burningshed uscita prevista per 1 Febbraio 2011.


Celestial Disclosure ( CD / LP - 2010 )

Tracklist:

01. heliosphere
02. solar mass
03. manikarnika

Note:

Celestial Disclosure  precedentemente disponibile solo su vinile in edizione limitata da Burning Shed.  La bonus track Manikarnika, con il  chitarrista Rajan Spolia come ospite speciale.


Third Vessel ( CD - 2009 )

Varkala (2.26)
Nothing Alarming (4.01)
The Indian Bird (5.08)
Contaminated (Returned to Sanity) (3.18)
Inward Search (4.39)
Exit Strategy (4.45)
Silence (5.08)
Specific Sea (4.48)
The Box (5.00)
Phone Matters (5.14)
She-Sha-La (5.29)
Two Worlds (4.14)
Geoglyph (6.16)

Note: ospite Inward Search i cui canti buddisti incontrano insistentemente le linee guida di basso. Cover photograph by Frans Janssen, design by Carl Glover for Aleph.


Liquid Assets ( 2007 )

  1 Another Spark  6.20
  2 Subumbrella  3.30
  3 Up Streaming  5.16
  4 Liquid Assets  4.24
  5 Delta Waves  8.47
  6 Ungrounded Certainties  6.21
  7 No Words Necessary  5.27
  8 Open Source  6.11
  9 Recurrent  5.45
10 Deafmute  3.27
11 Shivalingam  7.43

Note: Colin Edwin: Fretted/Fretless Basses, Double Bass, Guimbri, Programming.
Geoff Leigh: Flutes, Soprano Saxophone, Jaws Harp, Voice, Noseflute.

Guests: Rick Edwards - Various Percussion, Handsonic.
Rajan Spolia - Acoustic Guitars. (Tracks 5,7,11)
Ian Dixon - Trumpet. (Tracks 3,7,9,10)

Cover Image and sculpture - Lucianne Lassalle
Design by Carl Glover for Aleph


Grouned ( Ep )

1 First Shout
2 Grounded
3 Hidden Shadows
4 The Unconscious Summons
5 Scratching

Note: Questo Ep è stato realizzato con il contributo di ospiti quali Ian Dixon, Rick Edwards alle percussioni e per la prima volta con gli Ex-Wise Heads il chitarrista Neil Soutar che ha aggiunto delicate melodie alla title track.
La foto della copertina è una scultura di Lucianne Lassalle ed il designed by Carl Glover

 

 

 


Holding up the Sky ( 2006 )

 1 Snowdrift
 2 Fumes
 3 Harmonic Chain
 4 Winter of Discontent
 5 Mythography
 6 Royal Flush
 7 Accidental Design
 8 Cape Spartel
 9 Termite Parade*
10 Gene Pool

 

Note: Colin Edwin: Electric Basses, Double Bass, Guimbri, Programming.
Geoff Leigh: Flutes, Soprano Saxophone.

Guests: Rick Edwards: Congas, various percussion.(tracks 2,4,7,8,9)
Ian Dixon: Trumpet. (tracks 4,6)

Recorded and mixed by Colin Edwin at Nightspace Studio during 2006.
All compositions (Edwin/Leigh) except * (Edwin)
Mastered by Paul Mex at Mex One Recordings.


Time and Emotion Study ( 2003 )

  1 Scotched Up 4.01
  2 Knight to Castle in the Air 4.41
  3 Hydrahead 4.43
  4 Bubbles and Baubles 3.53
  5 Don’t Walk in my Baboushes 4.51
  6 Slender Threads 6.08
  7 Billy Wood Blues 7.10
  8 Diminishing Returns 4.20
  9 Broken at Work... 2.51
10 ..Mended at Play 4.55

 

Note: Geoff Leigh - soprano sax, flutes, zither, keyboards, melodica, shenai, voice. Colin Edwin - electric fretless/fretted/acoustic/double basses, guimbri.
Vincent Salzfaas - berimbow,all percussion : bougarabous, brekete, djundjun, djembe, darabouka, bells, shakers, woodblocks etc.

Special Guest Peter Knight - violin and electric viola, (tracks
2,7,8,9,10).All the basic tracks were recorded live onto ADAT

All compositions Ex-Wise-Heads (Edwin/Leigh/Salzfaas)
An Ex-Wise-Heads production for Hard World.

Mixed and mastered by Simon Southgate (Mr Creative Engineering) at Swine Studios, Bexhill.Except “Slender Threads”, mixed by Steven Wilson.


No Gray Matter ( 2000 )

1 Lost Tango
2 Afro Hoe Down
3 Song For Jalil
4 Spirit Dance
5 Departure Lounge
6 All Thumbs Up
7 Cushion

Note: Questo album è la registrazione di un concerto.

 

 


Every Thing is Heare ( 1998 )

1 Alpha Waves
2 Departure Lounge
3 Dreams of China
4 Bubbles
5 Harmony Monday
6 Shell’s Bells
7 Sassy
8 Cushion
9 Dubbinnit

 

 

Note: Geoff Leigh: flutes,zither,voice,soprano saxophone,bells,shakers,
kalimba,Keyboards.
Colin Edwin: fretless bass,saz,guimbri.
Julian Franks: tablas,ghatam,djembe,darabuka.

All Tracks (Edwin/Franks/Leigh) (c) copyright control
Recorded @ Haywards Heath May - June1998
Mixed/Mastered by Geoff Leigh @ Pavillion Studios Brighton with the assitance
of Paul Mex.


Graphic elements are from CSS Zen Garden theme by Pierre Antoine Viallon (Creative Commons license), Lasse Hoile and Porcupine Tree.