Asheville, North Carolina – Two powerhouse artists, shredding in amazing ways [Leigh on pedal steel guitar, Brotzmann on reeds] with fantastic results. Filled with a solid experimental music listening crowd, The Mothlight [quite the comfortable venue] certainly impressed. The Brötzmann + Leigh‘sset lasted roughly two hours, taking us through peaks and valleys of mercurial sound.
Many thanks to my host for having the foresight to choose this show and well in advance. Aside from the intense altitude sickness I experienced, my company and Asheville — The San Francisco of the South – was an action packed time.
Space Museum – Solid Space [Label: In Phaze, 1982] This album I recently discovered via the magic of You Tube. This minimal wave gem is nearly impossible to find and if found, it will cost an ungodly amount (for the original cassette tape). Someone, please re-release this on all formats. My turntable is begging you.
Shapeshift EP – Lingua Nada [Label:Lala Schallplatten, 2015]
Yes! Please! Thank you! I just bought it. I have the receipt.
Everywhere at the End of Time – The Caretaker [Label: History Always Favours The Winners, 2016] The sixth album in a conceptual series. More about this project here.
EARS – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith [Label: Western Vinyl, 2016]
I recently purchased her sixth album after giving it a spin on Bandcamp. It hits all of the marks if you are into this type of sound (which I won’t dare try to classify).
The work of the late Julius Eastman: Minimalist Classical composer, vocalist, pianist and dancer. His piece ‘Gay Guerrilla‘ alone is worth the price of admission. Balls-to-the-Walls recently re-discovered/ uncovered visionary.
Shake – The Thing [Label: The Thing, 2015]
I could not find this album on vinyl, so I bought the c.d. I thoroughly enjoyed the madcap energy and intensity here.