acoustic CD, guitar, metal, plastic, effects
CD, prepared tapes, voice, effects
this meeting of Escape Route they divided into 2 duets
- Alan & Simon - then Chris & Steve - followed
by 2 long improvs with all 4 of them. These were edited
down for this album
Editing and selection of music for the recording was made
by Alan Freeman who also devised the titles, art and associated
mythology based liner notes.
Obmana, Eduard Artemiev, Robert Rich, Lydia Kavina, Terje
Rypdal, Simon Stockhausen, Bernard Xolotl, Karlheinz Stockhausen,
digitally live at Improv Electronic event, Bambu, Leicester.
Edit and mix by Alan Freeman.
In keeping with the mythology theme of "Pandora's Box"
we have again another aptly titled outing with Scylla &
Charybdis, as playing free-improvised live electronic music
can be like being between Scylla and Charybdis, trying to
stay afloat and avoid being sunk under the waves!
and Charybdis are two sea monsters of Greek mythology
who were situated on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina
between Sicily and Italy. They were located in such proximity
to each other that they posed an inescapable threat to
passing sailors; avoiding Charybdis meant passing too
closely to Scylla and vice versa. Scylla was a creature
who dwelt in a rock, had six heads and ate people, while
Charybdis had a single gaping mouth that sucked in huge
quantities of water and belched them out, thus creating
whirlpools. In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus is forced
to choose which monster to confront while passing through
the strait: rather than risk the loss of his entire ship
in the whirlpool, he elects to pass by Scylla and lose
only a few sailors.