The Difference Engine

by Jo Freya and Victor Nicholls

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1.
La Rochelle 02:58
2.
I Wish 03:52
3.
Girl 07:28
4.
Geordie 03:50
5.
Sara 02:41
6.
Fowler 05:04
7.
La Belle 04:15
8.
Edwin 06:02

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Using loops and improvisation, Jo Freya and Victor Nicholls bring together the rich traditions of English and French folksong with modern electronics. A beguiling mix of atmospheres and voice.

Jo and Victor met in Scarp, award-winning jazz/folk/dance big band. Scarp’s fiery and imaginative complexity won over jazz and traditional music audiences throughout Europe, producing, “One of the Best Tracks of the Decade”, Radio 3’s “Mixing It” and winning World Music Album of the Year in France.

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released February 5, 2015

Jo Freya: singing, whistle
Victor Nicholls: fretless bass guitar, electronics, loops, Ebow

All songs copyright traditional/Jo Freya/Victor Nicholls

Recorded at Tadley Towers.
Arranged, mixed and produced by Victor Nicholls

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Victor Nicholls Ascot, UK

Using electronics, Victor Nicholls has developed a unique approach to the fretless bass and electric guitar, creating abstract soundscapes that are often beautiful and violent. An experienced improviser, he has challenged preconceptions about the instrument, expanding the musical colours used in ensembles in free improvisation and traditional music settings. ... more

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