Similar to Vampire Belt & Flower-Corsano this here is a Superduo. Christopher Riggs and Percussion SUPERSTAR Ben Hall [hey he played with Bill Dixion. That goes a long way in ma book.] make some glorious racket.
It's a shame that the grand total amount of Vampire Belt releases is a paltry sum of four. Granted, all of them make up for it by the sheer quality of them, but it's still something I can bitch about right?
I mean, granted it's not like we're lacking Nace and especially Corsano stuff, but there's something fucking special when these two madmen play together in this context.
If you haven't heard Vampire Belt think free improv guitar/drum stuff. Ascension, Thurston's collabs with Tom Surgal, etc.
I'm one of those Cecil Taylor fans that prefers Cecil's Solo albums to his duo, trio, quartet, etc. albums. Not that I don't think a lot of those records to be total masterpieces. It's just that I love hearing Cecil's manic flury of notes all over the place.
This isn't quite up there with Silent Tongues, but it's still better than ninety-nine percent of the free jazz that's clogging up the scene now.
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If you're only familiar with Chris Cooper's work with Deerhoof, Fat Worm of Error or even bits of his duos with Bill Nace then this may come as a bit of a shock.
Both Deerhoof & Fat Worm, while loose, are certainly aren't formless and some of the duos with Bill Nace tend to become guitar noise extravaganzas.
I'm honestly at a bit of a loss to describe this. Much of this wouldn't be out of a place on a sun damaged Ashtray tape from the mid-90's or a Bananafish comp [which, if i'm not mistaken, it was].
The lp he did for Ultra Eczema [look out for an upload soon] is a bit more in line with Fat Worm's weirder shit with just a dash of early 70's Residents thrown in for good measure. That's probably a easier place to start if you haven't listened to much in the way of 90's noise.
Original self published minis of Chippendale's masterwork that just happens to be called Ninja.
Chippendale's comics hit me in the same way that Morrison, Kirby or Panter books do. Just this raw explosion of ideas on a page. Kinetic and mindblowing. Seriously download these and then RUSH OUT AND BUY THE NINJA BOOK. DOO ETTT. MANDINGO COMMANDS YOU.
To be totally honest Jazzfinger tend be hit and miss with me. Some of their records like this one are huge hits with me and are in a constant state of rotation. Others? Tend to get played once and are promptly forgotten about.
I imagine that this is how some of you dudes feel about the Skaters and whatnot.
Anyway, if y'all dig bands like Starving Weirdos and you're not a fan of Jazzfinger then... well... you might wanna correct that.
(sorry that was the biggest image i could find on the interwebs)
Anyway, way back when i posted these dudes' Eskra lp [don't ask for a re-up, label/band don't dig on that] I described these dudes' sound as a lethargic Lightning Bolt touching dicks with Talibam!. I think that's still pretty on point although this 7" is a bit more energetic than Eksra.
No point in me trying to deny that the main reason i checked this lp out was due totally to the terrible trashing that it got in Still Single. Something about how the reviewer was talking about the thing made it sound pretty appealing, but I'm into all that shit anyway.
If I'm being totally honest with you I almost always prefer Corsano in the context of a Duo rather than a solo record or some big clusterfuck of sound that obscures most of what he's doing. I mean, honestly, if i had to choose between listening to this or the recent Jailbreak or Flower-Corsano Duo records I'd pick those up in a heartbeat. I dunno why really.
That's not to say that I don't enjoy or love some of his solo records. I think this one is probably the strongest solo album he's done since the Young Cricketer.
For those of you who don't follow Volcanic Tongue semi-religiously like I do then dig on this. This is Corsano recording all the parts and making some free noise rock monstrosity that's capable of destroying Del Rio, TX with a whip of it's mighty noise rock cock.