Frédéric Blondy - John Butcher - Peter Evans - Clayton Thomas - Paul Lovens
Anemone was an initiative by Frédéric Blondy. They formed for a tour of France in February 2010 and then played concerts at the Willisau Festival in Switzerland, and Finland's Tampere Festival.
Anemone are a remarkably cohesive unit. Butcher feels out the space with lowing tenor tones over Thomas's tremulous bass, while Evans tests out the wispy upper frequencies of his trumpet.
A few minutes in and we find Butcher at his jazziest, playing hip, bluesy phrases over Blondy's bass keyjabs and right hand clusters. Lovens damps the drum skins with one hand and taps with the other, sounding like a troupe of tiny clog dancers at one point.
Wire - Stewart Smith.