Luminous, emotionally charged, free but focussed duets by Matt Carlson (modular synthesizer) and Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet), weaving together German strands from Edgar Froese through Manuel Gottsching, and threads from a line of US experimental electronic composers including Alvin Curran, Maryanne Amacher and David Behrman.
Gripping, intimate, complex, out-there… Warmly recommended.
His fourth — original compositions for solo acoustic steel string guitar, 6-string, 10-string and bottleneck, and 5-string open-back banjo. Joined by Chris Corsano for the closer, seventeen-minutes-long.
Rough, rocking sides by the Kanaga and Regional Orchestras Of Mopti — an excellent job by the compilers.
Inspired by Link Wray, lowdown lap steel and Telecaster collaborations with D. Charles Speer and The Helix.
It’s been five years already, since It’s All Around You — ‘nods here to techno, punk, electro, lo-fi noise, cut-up beats, heavily processed synths and mournful, elegiac dirges.’ Heavyweight vinyl.
Engine 9, delayed way too long (and now at an approachable price, a year after the Japanese release): a colossal explosion recorded live, with Eye on turnables and samples, three drummers and a choir.