Kevin Moreau, Charlie Schneeweis and John Levin started the Ill Wind\r\nEnsemble in 1993. The original band had a shifting line up that included\r\nmany of the wayward musicians that hung out at McNeils here in\r\nBrattleboro VT. By 1994 they had settled down to a quartet, with\r\npercussionist Eric Boyer, that would perform together for another seven\r\nyears. This recording from 1995 documents that quartet as they began to\r\nhone their free improvisations into a collective musical language. Using\r\ninstruments from western, world, and home-made traditions, as well as\r\ntoys and other found objects, and guided by a shared passion for droning\r\nmodes, the unpredictable tunings of folk winds and reeds, and careful\r\nlistening, the group, as Kevin liked to put it, peeled the paint off\r\nthe walls" of his Wilder Building studio with sounds like the ones\r\ncaptured on this CD. Originally produced in home-duplicated cassette\r\nformat and sold only at concerts in a proto-internet and\r\npre-downloadable world, this Spirit of Orr release captures a lost\r\nmoment in time. Limited to 100 hand assembled copies." - Spirit Of Orr.