Interview: About Group discuss improvisation and their new album

For The Quietus, I recently interviewed Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Thomas (Derek Bailey, Evan Parker) and John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack, Spiritualized) about the newest album by their spontaneous improv supergroup, About Group.

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“Like with all the great improvisers and world traditions. It’s only in the West that there’s this obsession with reading. I mean, you play because you know it. For instance, if somebody’s giving a lecture, you say they’re a good lecturer if they’re somebody who doesn’t need to have a pile of books there. They know it. It’s the same way in music.”

Read the full interview on The Quietus here

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