Granita is Lapslap’s fourth release on Leo Records. You can get a copy here; www.leorecords.com/?m=select&id=CD_LR_636
Due to the goals we had and the approach we took, Granita took over a year to produce. A single piece of music lasting one hour, it was made to be listened to in one sitting.
The CD is composed from several long improvisations which, contrary to our prior recording practice, were never intended to be complete pieces by themselves. It was our conscious intention whilst recording that we lay down material to be combined with, or placed against, other improvisations. The compositional form was made in post-production then, even though all elements were improvised live and made together as a trio.
Granita was recorded by Michael and Martin in the Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, in September 2010. Mixing and mastering was also by Michael and Martin. Compositional form by Michael Edwards, cover design by Karin Schistek.
Here is an extract of the opening;