The Music Improvisation Company ‎– 1968 – 1971

Incus ‎– CD12
CD, Reissue


1 Pointing 7:10
2 Untitled 3 6:32
3 Untitled 4 4:10
4 Bedrest 7:38
5 Its Tongue Trapped To The Rock By A Limpet, The Water Rat Succumbed To The Incoming Tide. 8:55
6 In The Victim's Absence 10:35



"The title of piece no 5 is a summary of an anecdote the cartoonist Mal Dean used to tell describing one of the highlights of a visit to the Hebrides." (insert)

Tracks 1-4 were recorded, in mono, 4/7/69 in London; 5 & 6 were recorded, in stereo, 18/6/70 in London.

Previously issued on Incus LP 17 in 1976.

C & P 1976 Compatible Recording & Publishing Ltd

Quote on insert:
"The original concepts of vocal and instrumental music are utterly different. The instrumental impulse is not melody in a "melodius" sense but an agile movement of the hands which seem to be underthe control a brain centre totally different from that which inspires vocal melody. Altogether, instrumental music, with the exception of rudimentry rhythmic percussion, is as a rule a florid, fast and brilliant display of the virtuosity... Quick motion is not merely a means to a musical end but almost an end in itself which always connects with the fingers, the wrists and the whole of the body."

Curt Sachs 'The Wellsprings of Music'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: A5664 CD 12
  • Other: IFPI L129 | IFPI 2320

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