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Front cover of the album MAGNETISM(S)
Single CD - ROG-0076
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“The course progresses expectantly, eschatological, ever changing, as though the present is never a satisfactory state”

Matthew Shipp: piano
Rob Brown: alto saxophone, flute
William Parker: double bass

Magnetism I (1:01)
Magnetism II (3:24)
Magnetism III (3:54)
Magnetism IV (2:33)
Magnetism V (3:36)
Magnetism VI (1:14)
Magnetism VII (3:12)
Magnetism VIII (4:16)
Magnetism IX (0:34)
Magnetism X (3:29)
Magnetism XI (3:43 ) Play Magnetism XII (0:49)
Magnetism XIII (4:11)
Magnetism XIV (2:25)
Magnetism XV (4:59)
Magnetism XVI (0:59)
Magnetism XVII (3:09)
Magnetism XVIII (3:47)
Magnetism XIX (1:45)
Magnetism XX (5:38)

CD-2 LIVE 16
Vibration and Magnetism (30:46)
Resonance Magnetism (13:16 ) Play Impact and Magnetism (6:12)

CD-1 previously released in 1999 on Bleu Regards under the title MAGNETISM – CT-1957 – new master

CD-1, all compositions by Matthew Shipp
CD-2, all compositions by Matthew Shipp, Rob Brown, William Parker

CD-1 recorded on January 26th 1999 by Carl Seltzer at Carl Seltzer Sound, New York, NY, USA
CD-2 recorded live on July 13th 2016 by Randy Thaler at The Stone, New York, NY, USA
Mixing and mastering: Jean-Pierre Bouquet, L’Autre Studio, Vaires-sur-Marne
Liner notes: Jean-François Abert and Alexandre Pierrepont
Photographs: Peter Gannushkin/
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

The music takes on short, fleeting forms: fading here, held and moody there, as though the improvisation encouraged skepticism of firm certitudes. The tightness of the discourse, however, demands enlightening energy and lucid tautness. Jean-François Abert, excerpt from the liner notes

We have already seen that in the history of the universe, such a spiral nucleus of sounds that subsides on itself and grows dense, that softens and dilates, that provides its exceptional energy of cohesion even when it’s deflagrating. Cosmic Spiritual Revolutionary Music. That, flamboyant imagination, and universal harmony, it’s all one. Alexandre Pierrepont, excerpt from the liner notes