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SpectralJulianIsNotDead 01.05.2008 11:38 PM

AMM, Keith Rowe anyone?
 
I saw this mini doc awhile back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnUVpiFHhmM

i keep forgetting I need to give some of his stuff a listen

nicfit 01.06.2008 06:57 AM

http://www.stage6.com/eattapes/video...%5B04-14-07%5D
http://www.stage6.com/eattapes/video...%5B04-14-07%5D
check theeeeese.

hat and bread 01.06.2008 08:56 PM

yay! Keith Rowe is fantastic.

Much of his recent work has been documented on Erstwhile Recrods. I would say his solo disc, The Room, from last year is an excellent place to start.
Maybe also look into some others working in a similar area: Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura, Oren Ambarchi, Taku Sugimoto.



atsonicpark 01.06.2008 09:23 PM

I heard this thing he did with Toshimaru Nakamura called weather sky. Very cool.

Glice 01.07.2008 12:23 PM

One of the very few guitarists who, in spite of doing pretty similar things over the years, is still interesting. He's someone I always return to (particularly AMM) whenever I feel like 'experimental' music is just shit made for and by people who can't write a song (this criticism include myself).

Everyneurotic 01.07.2008 12:31 PM

amm is essential and pioneering. i still need to give rowe solo a listen.

hat and bread 05.14.2008 09:55 AM

 


I would just like to point out again that this CD (The Room) is really really really good. Been returning to it consistently for the last year or so. OK. Later.

Toilet & Bowels 05.14.2008 11:14 AM

i was just listening to the 4g - Cloud CD today, it's keith rowe, oren ambarchi, christian fennesz & toshimaru nakamura, it's a good'un. although EAI isn't not something i feel compelled to listen to on a regular basis.

fugazifan 05.14.2008 01:57 PM

a few momths back i saw eddie prevost with john butcher. that was a fantastic show. i also dig amm. a great album is the music now ensemble's silver pyramid. it has all the guys from amm and a few more

sarramkrop 05.15.2008 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hat and bread
 


I would just like to point out again that this CD (The Room) is really really really good. Been returning to it consistently for the last year or so. OK. Later.


I have that record. It took me a while to get into it properly but then, BANG!, I was mesmerised by it.

MellySingsDoom 05.15.2008 05:23 AM

Keith Rowe still be the lick, y'all. Shame him and Prevost came to blows after spending so longer together. Still, even a lesser "note" by them is still infinity plus one times better than anything most rock bands have farted out.

Iain 05.15.2008 06:23 AM

I got It Had Been An Ordinary Enough Day In Pueblo, Colorado a couple of weeks ago and enjoy that one very much. It's just Prevost and Rowe on that one and, although it occasionally meanders, there are some really lovely moments.

Toilet & Bowels 05.15.2008 06:35 AM

Prevost is good but he encourages all kinds of shitness via his improv workshop

Glice 05.15.2008 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iain
I got It Had Been An Ordinary Enough Day In Pueblo, Colorado a couple of weeks ago and enjoy that one very much. It's just Prevost and Rowe on that one and, although it occasionally meanders, there are some really lovely moments.


I don't have a list, but this would feature highly in my list of improv records that aren't guff.

hat and bread 05.15.2008 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toilet & Bowels
Prevost is good but he encourages all kinds of shitness via his improv workshop



What makes his workshops so offensive? Have you been?
I'm curious.

Toilet & Bowels 05.16.2008 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hat and bread
What makes his workshops so offensive? Have you been?
I'm curious.


yeah, i only went once, but there's kind of a subset of people within the improv scene who all met through his workshops and eddie prevost gave them all a leg up, and they make the most smug and self satified crap you could ever imagine. people like seymour wright, ross lambert & nathaniel catchpole. not that everyone who comes through his workshops is crap, mark wastell, rhodri davies & "the new london silence" people all first met at them in the 90s, but recently it's just a bunch of charismaless bum-chums.
not that this probably means anything to people outside of london....

MellySingsDoom 05.16.2008 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toilet & Bowels
yeah, i only went once, but there's kind of a subset of people within the improv scene who all met through his workshops and eddie prevost gave them all a leg up, and they make the most smug and self satified crap you could ever imagine. people like seymour wright, ross lambert & nathaniel catchpole.


The so-called "free-thinking" free improv scene in London contains some of the more narrow-minded and intolerant cunts this side of a BNP meeting. Fuck 'em.

demonrail666 05.16.2008 06:25 AM

Eddie Van Halen with A levels.

Glice 05.16.2008 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MellySingsDoom
The so-called "free-thinking" free improv scene in London contains some of the more narrow-minded and intolerant cunts this side of a BNP meeting. Fuck 'em.


This is one of the reasons I like Mr Wastell. Leave the music to one side and he's just a common-or-garden Laaadhnaner who's well into the Who and the Jam.

Mr & Bowels is right though - there's a lot of piety to London improv, very little thinking outside the post-postmodernist, neo-reductionist box. I've got a Seymour Wright album - lovely packaging, has Ami Yoshida on it, but it's utter guff. And don't get me started on Taku 'I am the epitome of convoluted agenda' Sugimoto or Radu 'twatty rhetoric' Malfatti. Mattin can fuck off as well.

Glice 05.16.2008 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by demonrail666
Eddie Van Halen with A levels.


& without van Halen's talent.


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