Graham Haynes - cornet, electronics Hardedge - sound design 'Burned to the Water's Edge' is the sixth CD of this uncompromising duo. Recorded live (as all of their other projects) in New York City on May 23, 2009. Avant Music News Magazine has chosen 'Burned to the Water's Edge' among the 20 Best Albums in 2009. The music that Graham Haynes and Hardedge create explores the inner-workings of sound and synthesis, and is intended for the listener who can appreciate it's bold sense of exploration, as well as the surreal beauty of the world it evokes. Dense musical soundscapes, unrestricted freedom of movement, vibrant sonic constructions rich in textural designs, with a structural foundation that's philosophically clear, is what Haynes & Hardedge are expressing on all six of their records, Austere Geometry (October '05), Reality Eclipsed (March '06), Paralyzed by the Approach of the Inevitable (November 07), Is it That Dark (December 08), But You Can't, Can You? (February 09), and 'Burned to the Water's Edge' (August 09). The son of famous jazz drummer Roy Haynes, Graham was surrounded by jazz musicians his whole childhood. While his main instrument is the cornet, he is by no means making jazz music these days. He uses technology to create imaginative, subtle sonic environments. Even amidst electronic processing, his horn stands out, providing a level of expression that humanizes and elevates the synthetic sounds. Haynes intermingles compelling, hypnotic horn lines, experimental post-techno rhythms, world music grooves and ambient textures with commendable results. Sound designer Hardedge's live-mix delves into the more intellectual elements of dark electronic music. His experimental approach to sound, space, and structure owes a lot to the fundamental principles of the Chicago's A.A.C.M. creative thinkers, known for their revolutionary multi-directional, non-progressive approach, and their use of silence as a musical element. Review at sonomu.net: The result is captivating on both sensually and intellectually. Haynes and Hardedge make beautiful, sparse, engaging music together.