Joe McPhee/Charlie McPhee/Graham Lambkin/Oliver Lambkin ‘Live In The Batcave’ LP
Presented in a gatefold sleeve with extensive photographic documentation and liner notes from Joe McPhee, Live in the Batcave is a truly unique document that exists somewhere between free jazz, audio verité, performance art, and everyday life. File next to your copy of Das Kümmerling Trio.
The LP documents an evening Graham Lambkin and Joe McPhee spent together in the company of Joe’s brother Charlie and Lambkin’s son Oliver in November 2017 at Charlie’s house in Poughkeepsie.
The LP captures seven increasingly drunken snapshots of the four shooting the breeze, playing flutes and whistles, drumming on anything at hand, and playing records.
Edited together in Lambkin’s distinctive style of lo-fi domestic tape collage, the multiple simultaneous cassette recordings of the shenanigans abruptly cut in and out and fall out of sync, creating disorientating, woozy echoes.
Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin. Liner notes by Joe McPhee. LP artwork & design by Graham Lambkin. Layout by Lasse Marhaug.
Catalogue number: Black Truffle 054
Label: Black Truffle