Hide & Squeak

Solo cd by Scottish/Dutch percussionist Alan “Gunga” Purves

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For his second solo cd Alan Purves recorded fourteen solo pieces using a wide range of instruments: obscure, like the hapi, srute box, boomwackers and balaphon, or selfmade and named by Purves himself, such as the brimbram, the hemarimba, jawbeans and moanballs.  Besides all of these there’s a whole lot of objects that are not meant as musical instruments but which turn out to be so in the hands of Purves, such as the frying pan, wine bottles, toy pigs and cookie jars. Despite his experimental quest for new sounds, Purves’ compositions are always clear, swinging and sometimes meditative with a light ethnic touch.

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Un album qui vous enveloppe dans un cocon de patchwork à la fois délirant et rassurant. (Frans) — Revue & Corrigeé, Pierre Durre (02-04-2018)
Recensie Hide & Squeak (Tsjechisch) — Kulturní Magazín, Slaby Z.K. (02-04-2018)
Santo Gunga! (Italiaans) — All About Jazz, Vic Albani (13-03-2018)
He gets in deep — Point of departure, Kevin Whitehead (01-03-2018)
Cd om meteen, zonder twijfel, aan te schaffen (Italiaans) — Sands-Zine, Mario Biserni (18-02-2018)
A joy! — Vital Weekly, Dolf Mulder (05-02-2018)
Dit is muzikaal DADAisme op zijn best (Noors) — Salt Peanuts*, Jan Granlie (03-02-2018)
Hide & squeak spreekt tot de verbeelding, daar heb je helemaal niet veel fantasie voor nodig. — Jan Jasper Tamboer (17-01-2018)
Hide & Squeak is een razendknap, veelzijdig en fantasierijk album waar je niet gauw op uitgeluisterd raakt. — Opduvel.com (21-12-2017)
14 geweldige tracks, waar de muzikaliteit maar ook de speelsheid vanaf spat — Subjectivisten.nl (19-12-2017)
Melodieuze, bizarre en geniale nieuwe cd — JazzFlits, Herman te Loo (18-12-2017)
Meesterlijk album! (Tsjechisch) — HisVoice, Jan Hocek (14-12-2017)
Tamelijk maf, maar wel prachtig — VPRO Vrije Geluiden, Aad van Nieuwkerk (12-12-2017)
Inventief muziek maken met speelgoed en andere objecten — Vera Vingerhoeds (12-12-2017)
“man orchestra extraordinaire” — CloudsandClocks.net, Beppe Colli (10-12-2017)
Een vrolijk album met onverwachte diepgang — Moors Magazine, Holly Moors (07-12-2017)
Muziek uit speelgoedvarkens — MUG Magazine, Arnoud van Soest (01-12-2017)
Recensie Hide & Squeak — Jazzenzo, Erno Elsinga (30-11-2017)
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INSTRUMENTS: stickmoans, spring drum, frying pan, clock chimes, school bell, brim bram tubes, penny whistles, gitglock, hand pan, flat drum, sruti box, hapi, tambourine, balafon, hemarimba, shackers, coobells, plastic horns, boom wackers, squeaky toys, baby tarbukas, wine bottles, spectacular singing, wee melodica, kalimba, wood block, biscuit tin, toy pigs, coil, wallpaper cutter, balacones, finger cymbles, african jingles, hand claps, balabox, toy siren, DADA bells, and clap board.

Creator: Alan “Gunga” Purves
Technical Recording Artist: Davey “OD” Norket
Graphic Art Works: Rodney “Redcoat” Beddall
Cover Layout: Davey & Gunga
Recorded & Mixed: Wave Construction Co.

1. Who’s There
2. Ghost Ship
3. 7 ate 9
4. In a place in space
5. Zombie Wackers
6. Under the Bramble Tree
7. Speeding down & slowing up
8. Crystal eyes
9. Pig happy
10. Gunga’s Din
11. Amar Rock’n
12. Still standing still (at 694 km/s)
13. Till squeak shuts up
14. Hide & Squeak

Alan Purves, 2017, Amsterdam, Buma/Stemra

Recording Engineer: Davey Norket
Mastered by: Chris Weeda