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Escape Route - Columns Of Herakles
Escape Route - Columns Of Heracles

Minus One
Cave Dwellers
Everyone Should Be Very Careful
I've Been Having Some Weird Dreams
This Shelf Is Broken
That Is Different
I Didn't Go There Myself

Chris Conway --
theremin, synths, flutes, whistles, kalimba, voice, effects
Alan Freeman -
springs, acoustic CD, guitar, synthesizers, effects
Steve Freeman -
acoustic CD, prepared tapes, voice, effects
Simon Styring -
guitar/guitar-synth, effects 5, 6, 7, 8
Simon Ferraby -
acoustic guitar 2, 4


Escape Route
Live improvised electronic and electro-acoustic music.

These recordings were taken from various sessions at Quadelectronic events in Leicester UK. Groupings at these events are determined by chance so it was only occasionally the Escape Route line-up or close to it was selected.

This Shelf Is Broken

Vidna Obmana, Eduard Artemiev, Robert Rich, Lydia Kavina, Terje Rypdal, Simon Stockhausen, Bernard Xolotl, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Wendy Carlos

Recorded digitally live at Quadelectronic events, held at Quad Studios, Leicester, UK. Edit and mix by Alan Freeman.

Liner notes -
"The Columns Of Herakles" or "The Pillars of Hercules" (Latin, Columnae Herculis) was the phrase that was applied in Antiquity to the rocks that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar.

According to Greek mythology adopted by the Etruscans and Romans, when Hercules had to perform twelve labours, one of them was to fetch the Cattle of Geryon of the far West and bring them to Eurystheus, and this marked the westward extent of his travels. A lost passage of Pindar quoted by Strabo was the earliest reference in this context: "the pillars which Pindar calls the 'gates of Gades' when he asserts that they are the farthermost limits reached by Heracles." According to Plato's account, the lost realm of Atlantis was situated beyond the Pillars of Hercules, in effect placing it in the realm of the Unknown.

CC's fave track -I Didn't Go There Myself

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