EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD
Mallet Guitars Three 12"
Low Point 55 / UK / 2013
Mallet Guitars Three is the eagerly awaited third release by Liverpool-based ensemble Ex-Easter Island Head. Following on from 2012’s critically acclaimed Mallet Guitars Two / Music for Moai Hava, Mallet Guitars Three is a thirty minute, four movement summation of the group's singular approach to creating music for solid bodied electric guitar, percussion and other instruments.
The album was written over a period of eighteen months and refined during performances alongside contemporaries including Barn Owl, James Blackshaw, Oval and Grumbling Fur, in venues as diverse as a library on the Scottish Isle of Iona to London's Union Chapel. Recorded live in a former nursing home turned group headquarters, the piece expands the open-tuned, guitar-struck minimalism of previous releases into an ambitious suite of impressionistic, propulsive electric chamber music.