Jakub Suchar drums, percussion, moog synthesis, electronics (Delmark, Vytvornia Om)
Gerard Lebik tenor sax,contra alto clarinet, generators,DIY, electonics (Vytvornia Om, Sycamore Rec, NotTwo Rec)
SLUG DUO can be described as a combination of free improvisation, electroacoustic and experimental music. In May 2010 released two duet albums: OrganicStone (Vytvornia Om) , Fully Improvised sets from Falanster 2009 (Vytvornia Om). In summer 2010 SLUG DUO has started collaboration with Rob Mazurek from Chicago jazz scene (Delmark, Thrill Jockey Records, Mego ). Next spring cooperation with Kazuhisa Uchihashi (Improvised Music from Japan) is coming.
The Art Of The Duo In the earliest days of mankind, next to more functional and formal language utterances, our distant ancestors did something special: they made music, creating melody over rhythm and sharing the experience together, creating, communicating and enjoying it, listening and interacting, possibly dancing too. Unlike any other art form, this is still magic today. There is nothing comparable to the completeness of that experience: pure, social, expressive, and lifting the individual high above himself or herself, becoming part of a communal experience, something spiritual, something bigger than life. This feeling of communion and spontaneous creation is the essence of free music.
Their second release, "Organic Stone", is a little bit of a different beast. Recorded in the studio, it starts well, with a deep slow and free interaction between howling tenor and thundering drums. On the third track the electronics enter into play, and then this guy's attention starts to drift off. Yes, there is some drumming to be heard under the crackling noise, but we are far away from the pristine joy of celebrating music in its simplest.......