Warm Up In The Rain

by Angelus Marr/ Squid & The Krakens

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A paper medallion with pink, gold, green, orange, black, gold scales made from cardboard. The gentle thud of icy raindrops on the window.

It wasn't that I knew what would happen. I just had a feeling that it might use some E minor type scales. I let my tentacles drift over the piano and I was fascinated by how bright the sound was. I think the piano turned into a celeste or a percussion instrument. I wanted to make something beautiful and emotional.

This performance is dedicated to Jude.

It was unforeseen.. first, ten transcriptions of famous classical pieces were played through and then, this is what happened.. Other recent inspirations - the Peking Opera from China performing "The Warrior Women of Yang" at Sadler's Wells, CN Lester played their new material "Coming Home" on the same evening, and there was a silent movie called "Dust" with live Chinese instruments accompanying at the Cinema Museum. I did manage to go to Bird La Bird's Queer People's Knick knack Emporium at the V & A, and in a slightly agitated/ curious/ hibernatory state waiting for the new EP to be mastered.

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released November 24, 2015
Track idea by Angelus Squid Marr
Performed by Angelus Squid Marr

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Angelus Marr/ Squid & The Krakens UK

Multi-genre experimental British Chinese composer/ songwriter projects with diverse influences folk, blues, jazz to Baroque, Classical, contemporary, Frank Zappa and Bjork. Music for film, cartoons, imaginations, for coffee cups, ink scribblers.. Warning, contains non sequiturs and ternary form. ... more

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