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Cornelius Boots: Robot Music (archival release of 1998-2000) magnesium (the avant rock power trio precursor to Edmund Welles) edmundwelles.com EW myspace page \"Tooth & Claw\" performed live [youtube video] Animation Video for Seventh Furnace [youtube video] Animation Video for Passive Illumination [youtube video] \"Creep\" performed live [youtube video] Live performance with guests [unreleased track-youtube video]

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Tooth & Claw

by Edmund Welles

Heavy chamber music. Neo-Gothic, subterranean pseudo-new music. De-jazzed riff rock. Exactly four bass clarinets, putting out rhythmic, sonorous, flowing and angular vibrations: a huge reed sound you can sink your teeth into.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Vector
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2. Tooth & Claw
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3. Va Larga
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4. The New Korridor
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5. The Butcher of Andalusia
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6. Rabies
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7. Trap Panel
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8. Elsie's Rain
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9. Seventh Furnace
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10. Synge
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11. Passive Illumination
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12. I.Z.T.
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It was originally founded on two principles: the bass clarinet can achieve a virtually unlimited range of sounds, and when this same instrumental voice is multiplied, it can be as powerful as a boogie woogie piano, a gospel quartet or a rock band. Indeed the very first arrangements were of the Swan Silvertones, Montana Taylor and the Pixies. The original compositions have evolved into a style unique unto themselves while maintaining a stylistic consistency at their core, and the arrangements conquered by the quartet now include Black Sabbath and Sepultura songs.

the single-reed conspiracy:
SINCE 1998, EDMUND WELLES has been transmuting many musical styles into bass clarinet quartet form. The single-reed conspiracy has at its disposal the following devices culled from the world of heavy metal music: a thickness of tone, a density of texture, absolute rhythmic precision, and the extreme use of dynamic contrasts. The bass clarinet: a synergy of designs from all saxophones and clarinets, themselves the culmination of hundreds of years of single-reed instrument evolution. A four-and-a-half octave voice, multiplied into four equal parts and breathing together to create a dense, pulsing sound capable of expressing and reflecting the full range of human emotions.

Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet is led by Cornelius Boots, who has been composing and arranging pieces for the quartet since 1996. Rounding out the quartet are Jeff Anderle, Jonathan Russell, and Aaron Novik. Visit www.edmundwelles.com for more music, details, and reviews.

There is no precedent for a wind-based ensemble such as this attempting to build these massive bridges between avant jazz, new music, black metal and classic rock.

Winners of 2nd place in the 2006 International Songwriters Competition \"Instrumental\" Category for the title track of this album: \"Tooth & Claw.\"



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Andre Barros

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The best bass-clarinet players! Excelent performance. Br: Recomendo aos brazucas!