Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gorge Trio / Uske Orchestra split 7" Div/orce Series Volume 6

I love that Ache records has gone ahead and decided to release a mess of seven inches all a part of this overall concept, pitting two bands together that defy classification and then on top of it creating a subscription to this series. I actually got this the other day and listened to it this weekend, it's pretty collagey, mess of sound stuff. I don't remember any melody, just this barrage of changing sounds, not in the wolf eyes catagory, or say lightning bolt at it's most unmelodic, but different, more organized? Built from samples if I remember correctly, anyway, I've enjoyed all of these so far, and they introduce me to new stuff every time.

Gorge Trio / Uske Orchestra split 7" Div/orce Series Volume 6 The 6th installment of our DIV/ORCE series, dedicated to the abolishment of finicky sub-genrifying, team up two acts which both utilize an open approach to music. A collision of a hundred simultaneous ideas, Belgium’s Uske Orchestra steamrolls through an unsettling cartoon landscape. They’re previous two full lengths (the most recent of those was released on Sonig) are bursting with wrenching anti-segues of cut n paste improvised music, squandering traditional woodwinds, brass, vocals and percussion. There is an antique characteristic to their music as well, each vignette glistens with an old world nostalgia. The bay area’s free-improv mavericks, Gorge Trio, have released several full lengths, the most recent of those being on Skin Graft Records. A “super group” of sorts, containing members of Deerhoof, The Flying Luttenbachers, and XRBXRX, the trio has originated a distinctive concoction of syncopated free-jazz rumble and indy melody. If a connection can be made between these two pieces, past the dogma of convenient classification, then “genre” has been transcended, and is deemed, at least momentarily, trivial. This is the basic principal of our DIV/ORCE series.

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