The timing of the scheduled Good Stuff House performance coincides nicely with the recent reissue of the trio's 2006 eponymous debut, originally a CDR released by Maine's Time-Lag imprint, freshly made available on LP and cassette by the Austin, Texas, label Holodeck. That album nicely encapsulated the trio's seductively murky core sound, a hazy melange of pump organ, harmonium, Jandek-grade vocal chants, inside-the-piano tinkering, harmonica, and deconstructed guitar sounds, all subsumed by a distinct and deliberate lack of sonic clarity. But within that murky sonic stew is an unalloyed, meditative beauty marked by a deeply intuitive connection, as nonidiomatic folk detritus collides with free improvisation. Below you can listen to the second of the album's seven untitled pieces.
No word yet on when the actual reunion will take place.
Fred Frith Cosa Brava, The Letter (Intakt)
Roman Filiu, Musae (Dafnison Music)
Alexi Lubimov and Natalia Pschenitschnikova, John Cage: As it Is (ECM)
Jenny Hval & Håvard Volden, Nude on Sand (Sofa)
Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian, Further Explorations (Concord Jazz)