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Following their first album, Dave Tucker (Guitar, Electronics), Pat Thomas (Piano & Keys), Thurston Moore (Guitar), and Mark Sanders (Drums & Percussion) decided to “guess again.”
In March 2020, Tucker organized this group of musicians for an improvised performance at London’s Cafe Oto on a successful “educated guess.” Organized around a shared appreciation for improvisation and experimentation, that show resulted in the release of a two volume set.
The first volume is a spontaneous performance, layering guitars over complex, scattered percussive arrangements and punctuating the noise with distinctive electronic manipulation.
This new volume, Educated Guess, Vol. 2 EP, the second set from the same Cafe Oto show, kicks in with a more acoustic spirit and special emphasis on Pat Thomas’s stellar and unmanipulated piano.
Demonstrating their different backgrounds, UK improvised music heroes Thomas and Sanders, already on a few 577 Records’ releases, join forces with UK-based guitarist Tucker (a longtime collaborator with The Fall, Dudu Pukwana, Louis Moholo) and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, to create something inventive and bold, pushing the boundary of noise music towards a lush, dissonant electronica.
This experimental project, Educated Guess, Vol. 2, is now available in both CD and digital formats
released May 6, 2022
Dave Tucker - Guitar and Electronics
Pat Thomas - Piano & Keys
Thurston Moore - Guitar
Mark Sanders - Drums & Percussion
Recorded March 4, 2020 by Paul Skinner at Cafe Oto, London
Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound, New York City
supported by 75 fans who also own “Educated Guess, Vol. 2 EP”
An intruiguing mix of Jazz and Ambiant, of organic instruments and electronic sounds. It wanders a little, let's itself be influenced. It's not an easy listen, but it is very interesting. Thibaut Devigne
supported by 74 fans who also own “Educated Guess, Vol. 2 EP”
This album is absolutely on the mark! The best of what modular synth is capable of, plus a true spiritual feeling of the "griot" heritage, without aping anything. I'm more than impressed. So beautiful. wilsonnovitzki
supported by 72 fans who also own “Educated Guess, Vol. 2 EP”
A fantastic recording that documents the joy of two musicians I love for their unassuming way of playing together... Daniel Carter is one of the most underrated contemporary woodwind players, and Jessica Ackerley has brought back my enthusiasm for listening to guitar in recent time. jiristepan