some years, free-jazz radicals Dave Brown and Sean Baxter have been
playing around town as Lazy. Philip Brophy had seen
both Dave and Sean in various incarnations, but LAZY jettisoned him
into a stratosphere of pure rocked-out sound the likes of which he had
never heard before.
Before long, the opportunity arose to record Lazy when
they collaborated with Tokyo noise guitarist KK Knull (of Zeni Geva
fame). These as-yet-unreleased sessions gave Philip an insight to the
intricate and complex ways in which Dave and Sean improvized and shaped
Later, Philip approached Dave and Sean with the idea of trying out as
a trio, incorporating electronics into their jazz-noise. One rehearsal
in a shed down on the docks resulted in the tracks (all of which appear
on One Large Magnetic Cartidge on Sound Punch records).
In an unexpected way, the trio molecularly fused a range of styles
and listening pleasures which each member had been pursuing of late.
Sean was moving from Coltrane skin shimmers into acoustic Drum &
Bass patterns; Dave was pushing his guitar into a terrain closer to
Pierre Henry than Jimi Hendrix; and Phil delighted in using two Roland
SH1 systems which cannot be tuned, forcing him to instantaneously get
a sound and ride it alongside Sean and Dave's rhythms.
Lazy3 performed at a number of pub venues with a set that culminating
in the mostly-live one-take recording of One Large Magnetic
Cartidge. Lazy3 have also performed in quadraphonic sound in
the outdoors at specially organized Sound Punch concerts at the Australian
Centre for Contemporary Art and the Percy Grainger Museum, both in Melbourne.
the sound of Lazy3? As if Miles Davis and Luciano Berio had been caught
in a landslide next to an electrical power station north of Kalgoorlie.
Distant signals are still being tracked; strange rumblings are still
being felt; and the water supply is seriously infected.