First proper CD release from Nautical Almanac's Twig Harper. Twig was a big part in Hanson Records getting off the ground back in the mid-90s, so I'm very excited to release his debut solo glass mastered CD! Hot off the barefoot of his collaboration release with Daniel Higgs on Thrill Jockey. Twig Harper continues in the alternate universe tradition of his three volume Intuitive American Esoteric LP series, with 43 minutes psychedelic tape manipulations and droning synthesizer, electronic and organic sound mixed to brain warping perfection. Bell's, homemade electronics, synth, piano, strings, junk, horns and voice treated with tape for full-on musique concrete/sound poetry/electronic trance inducing confusion.
Recommended for fans of Albert Hoffmann, Smegma, Pierre Henry, The Butthole Surfers, Maria Sabina, Dylan Nyoukis, Tobe Hooper, Criswell, Tod Dockstader, Sirhan Sirhan, The 13th Floor Elevators, Aliens, Humans, Jokes, and OBE's.
I love Kevin's extended scapes, but this is an interesting fermata of a different type - the shimmering, pulverizing drama of what sounds like somebody playing a Hitachi C12RSH 12" Sliding Dual Compound Mitre Saw to a stunned audience of terrified woodworkers. Huzzah! If this is in your collection, try Francisco Lopez "Untitled #104" for another piece that will zone you in and send your wife to another part of the house. albinobone