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The Pier

by The Cray Twins

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Torshavn 04:24
Duao 1 04:28
Fianuis 06:09
The Pier 08:50
Duao 2 04:22
Harbour 08:51
Seafar 05:48
Duao 3 09:53
A Boy 02:55


The Cray Twins are Paul Baran and Gordon Kennedy.

“The Pier” is the name given to their introspective, desolate debut album, conceived in collaboration with an impressive range of musicians including Ken Vandermark, Jos Smolders, Lucio Capece and BJ Nilsen.

The Cray Twins are fascinated by how audio systems, electronic and acoustic, are like human systems, and have set out to find the borders areas on this album, regions where things are no longer the same, where sound or the perception of it changes or breaks down. It’s a collaboration irregularity, in order to find the edge.

This is also where the image of the The Pier comes from; the pier as the limit of human extent, our furthest outreach onto the depths, after witch the space opens up to the unknown, the unheard.


released March 21, 2016

Written, performed and recorded by Paul Baran and Gordon Kennedy, with Lucio Capece (prepared saxophone, objects, tone generators on Duao 2), Gerry Kelly (phonography on Song from a Black House), Nicky Miller (voice on Duao 2), BJ Nilsen (remix of Duao 3), Tuomas Ollikainen (processed clarinet on Torshavn), Jos Smolders (phonography on Harbour), and Ken Vandermark (mutant saxophone on Song from a Black House). Photography by Tuomas Ollikainen.


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