Gwilly Edmondez (from Pen-Y-Bont, Cymru) and Karl D’Silva (Rotherham, Lloegr) began playing together in 2006 as part of the trio Unbornbundygein (http://www.youtube.com/user/prducer#p/u/17/VmU8hl0scps) with guitarist Ben Woodrow (Saltburn, Lloegr). As a duo they were the first act to ever play at Newcastle’s (semi-)legendary Blue Rinse, operating initially as ‘Merman’ before settling on the more descriptively transparent surname juxtaposition Edmondez/D’Silva.
Cuts!, recorded at Kakutopia, York, is one 30-minute piece divided into five tracks. It represents the duo’s first attempt to capture the riotous, club-gutter aesthetic that has evolved out of D’Silva’s blessèd, frenetic alto-playing and Edmondez’s childishly cheek-slapping live collage. The impish animal face appeared in a gap in the wainscot and bolted into the musicians’ quiver – the button was punched and the coursing was triggered.
The whole session for Cuts! (including material not used for the album) can be watched here, in glorious real-time: