THE EX Guitars Andy Moor – Terrie EX
Ken Vandermark – Paal Nilssen-Love
KenVandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love have played together since 2000 in various settings with the duo since 2002. They have produced 3 CDs, the most recent a live CD from 2005, recorded on the Blue label. The duo work on free expression while including a strong element of heavy rhythmic groove, melody, sound and noise. Ever free??? but at the same time “in”.
Together, they will hit the road with the guitarists from the Dutch experimental noise outfit The Ex. The Ex have held on for 30 years with experimental angular noise rock and punk with a power and freshness unrivalled in the world of independent music. Andy Moor and Terrie Ex have a musical interaction that is both original and unique to the 2 guitar players.
They mix elements of rock, free improvisation, traditional folk and abstract noise to create their own very unique sound world. This 2 duo meeting, crashes along sometimes creating a cacophonous racket but always musical and always ready to change direction or turn a new corner. The music is extrovert energetic powerful and inclusive but also confrontational and provocative, where rhythm, noise, melody and harmony melt together in perfect union.