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Razen
Rope House Temper

K079
CD / DL


Release Date: 23-01-2013
Artwork by Hélène Jeudy

1. The Rake
2. Hand of Ra-ma-sse
3. Rodika
4. Rabies Gum
5. Rare Clothed Mare
6. Rahman & the Ivory Key
7. Raffle of the Night Raga n°1
8. Razen plays Painkiller
9. AxRub
10. Razen & Adrew L


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After their one sided debut on KRAAK of a few years back and a collab with BL Saunders for a limited spoken word cassette, Razen mainly focused on live performance and experiments in different line-ups. On Rope House Temper the duo’s basic instrumentation (consisting of differ- ent string and wind instruments) is expanded with tabla, upright bass and hurdy gurdy.

The core business remains the same though: an intuitive quest for trance by means of improvisation and deep listening. Razen’s first real full album is a modernist approach to mystic transcendentalism, blending a passion for ethnic mind expansion and m