2011 release. The new solo album by American maverick trumpeter Peter Evans, titled Beyond Civilized and Primitive after a thought-provoking essay by philosopher Ran Prieur, is a heavyweight pressing and comes housed in hand-screen-printed wrap-around sleeves, featuring the forceful brushwork of 15-year-old artist Owen Gould. Recorded during two sessions at Eastcote Studios, London, this album sees Evans push into uncharted territory by utilizing the recording facilities as compositional tools. Overdubbing and looping are the two significant techniques employed here to expand on Evans' already boundary-pushing musical exploits. The opening track, entitled "Complexity, Change, Invention, Stability, Giving, Freedom, And Both The Past And The Future" starts the album off in a quiet and concentrated, even demanding way, exploring space and minute sounds. "History Is Broken," a 12-minute circular breathing piece performed at breakneck speed, picks up the tempo and puts both Evans' and the listener's stamina to the test. In these first two tracks alone, Evans pushes his instrument and his lungs to it's opposite extremes. Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies with insert.