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LP released: Apr 05, 2019

EVAN PARKER
THE SNAKE DECIDES
Label: OTOROKU
Cat No: ROKU(RE)3
Barcode: 5055869582803
Packaging: LP Regular

One of the final Incus releases and one that was written up in The Penguin Guide to Jazz as 'an essential document of modern music'.
Otoroku is proud to release the first ever vinyl re-issue of Evan Parker's legendary recording The Snake Decides. Featuring 4 solos
recorded in 1986 in St. Paul's Church, Oxford by the late Michael Gerzon. The Snake Decides is a groundbreaking example how far the
language of a particular instrument can be taken. From Brian Morton's liner new notes: "The Snake Decides attracts a certain array of
adjectives - intense, radical, fearsome, hypnotic, virtuosic - and occasionally allows a more ambitious reviewer to avoid platitude by
talking more specifically about 32nd harmonics, circular breathing, multiphonics and Gerson's exact choice and placement of
microphones. But this misses a point, too. Listening to this record, either for the first or the fortieth time, is an arousing experience."
Remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi and housed in a reverse board sleeve with new liner notes by Brian Morton this is the ultimate
document of one of the most important recordings in all of Parker's extensive and exploratory catalogue. Edition of 500 copies.