Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Two Bites of a Bitter Sweet 7"

This is a great little record company and an experimental artist I'll have to find out more about. He plays a lot in Boston and has gone throught the music institution system, where you can release all kinds of experimental music...it's a mystery to me.

released July 11, 2006

Bhob Rainey is an established bigwig of the global improv/noise/experimental underground as a result of his work alongside trumpeter Greg Kelley in the influential duo, nmperign, his direction of the improvising juggernaut, The BSC, and his numerous solo works and collaborations with the likes of Jason Lescalleet, Gunter Muller, Ralf Wehowsky, Le Quan Ninh, Alessandro Bosetti, and Michel Doneda, among others.

Two Bites of a Bitter Sweet is his first release of purely electronic music, and Evolving Ear is tickled to be the messenger on this one. The material on the two side-long, 33rpm pieces ranges from homemade synth textures to field recordings from Lisbon, Venice, Huelva, and other, unremembered locations. There's some singing by Naomi Yang (Damon and Naomi) and Bhob himself, and some words of wisdom from Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Overall, a woozy alternate reality is offered for repeated dream pool swims.

Beautiful, hallucinatory artwork by Elaine Kaufmann.

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