with Phantom City
Big Cat 1996
1. future nights
2. an early mutation
3. blue like petrol
4. the big god blows in
5. ten acre ghost
6. eight legs out of limbo
7. inflammable shadow
That morning a report came in from an unmarked helicopter somewhere over the city. The waters were subsiding and the smoke from a thousand fires had begun to drift inland revealing an impossible new structure. Towering some eight hundred feet over the gleaming devastation of the streets , its base occupying an entire city block, was a colossal black basalt figure. The body was male and human, - the head, which stared expectantly toward the boiling western horizon, was the head of a jackal.
From the air it was clear that the pattern of destruction on the ground was radial and that the massive figure was sited precisely at its centre.
Raoul Björkenheim - guitars (1,2,3,4,5,6)
engineer - Janne Uiksten at the Jazz Department Sibelius Akatemia, Helsinki
alex Buess - Bass & Contra Bass Clarinet (2,3,5)
engineer - Manuel Liberskind at Wolff - 2.8.1 Studio, Basel
lol Coxhill - Soprano Saxophone (6,7)
(6) engineer - John Tye at The Centre Of Sound, London
(7) engineer - Adam Routh at F.u.k Sound, London
Bill Laswell - bass (1,2,3,5,6)
engineer Robert Musso at Green Point Studio Brooklyn, New York
Julian Priester-trombone (4,6)
engineer Tom Fallat at Sound Sound, Seattle
Dirk Wachtelaer -drums (1,2,3,4,5,6)
engineer Erwin Autrique at Phantom, Brussels
Paul Schütze - keyboards tape & samplers
engineers - Paul Schütze & Alex Buess at The Surgery, London & Wolff 2.8.1 Studio Basel
recordings compiled, mixed & edited: Alex Buess & Paul Schütze at Wolff 2.8.1 Studio, Basel.
post-mix Avid editing: Andrew Hulme.
mastering: Denis Blackham at Porky's.
cover photograph: "WaterFall" by Tsunehisa Kimura.
design: Anne-Louise Falson & Paul Schütze.
thanks to Marcus Weiss for saxophone harmonics.
special thanks to Kevin Martin, Axel Libeert, Andrew Hulme, Simon Hopkins, David Toop & Rioji Ikeda.