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Why Waste Time

by Sleeping in Vilna

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Let Nobody 03:20
Odd Soul 01:04
Entropy 02:03
Angels Crazy 04:27
Past Chaser 03:44
Marvelling 03:29
In a Name 04:35
Oh Honey 01:25


Carol Robinson, clarinets & voice
Mike Ladd, voice & synthi
Dave Randall, guitar
Dirk Rothbrust, drums & percussion


released September 1, 2012

Recorded by Olivier Olry (assisted by Martin Nicaud) at Microbe Studios, Saint-Cloud, France and Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France. Mixed by Olivier Olry at Taklab, Paris, France.
Cover photo by Carol Robinson.

An all-improvised transnational collaboration between: Mike Ladd (vocals & synthi), Carol Robinson (clarinets & voice), Dave Randall (guitar) and Dirk Rothbrust (drums & percussion).
Mike is known for fucked-up musical musings and lyrics and has released many a cut on Big Dada records. He brings his voice and synthi to the mix. Carol comes from the contemporary and experimental worlds. She plays all sorts of clarinets and sometimes talks on mic. Dave plays with a whole bunch of people including Faithless and has released records as Slovo and Randall. He brings electric guitar and his guitar FX to the mix. Dirk is a drummer and general heavy new music guy from Köln. He brings lots of surprising things on which to bang.
It's a question of connection, of combining multiple sound worlds, of going into totally unexpected places...

Eyal Hareuveni, AllAboutJazz
Sergio Piccirilli, El Intruso
Franpi Barriaux, Sun Ship
Bartosz Adamczak, (Free) Jazz Alchemist
Olivier Acosta, Mozaïc Jazz
Piotr Lewandowski, PopupMusic
Philip Clark, The Wire


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Founded in 2000 in Sweden, Ayler Records has gained recognition among Free Jazz fans by releasing both archive and contemporary recordings documenting the American, Scandinavian and French Free Jazz scenes.

In 2009, Ayler Records moved to France and has since opened the catalogue to recordings in less direct relationship with the Free Jazz canon, while remaining faithful to its original spirit.
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