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ATAVISTIC REISSUE SALE: After Several Years of Being in Limbo, The Atavistic label is back with several dozen reissues

HAN BENNINK - Nerve Beats - 1973 (Atavistic UMS 206; USA) Han Bennink is one of the founding figures of European improvised music; longtime musical partner of Misha Mengelberg and co-founder of the Instant Composer Pool (ICP). Recorded for Germany's Radio Bremen in 1973, in the period when Bennink was storming Europe in a trio with Peter Brotzmann and Fred Van Hove, Nerve Beats comes from a time when Bennink deployed a gigantic setup: metal percussion, tons of extra drums, tablas, an early drum-machine, as well as non-percussive instruments like trombone, clarinet