Monday, November 30, 2009
Nick Hennies is the Drummer from Austin Institution Weird Weeds, but don't be alarmed when you hear his solo music, because it sounds nothing like the wonderful Weird Weeds. Nick Hennies has performed with some very notable musicians, but maybe the most memorable being Jandek's first American performance. This is his third solo album and it is available one time only of a limited 49 copies on mini 3" CD, and will be a must have down the line
Review from IMA:
Indianapolis Museum of Art; July 30; part of the Tara Donovan exhibition. Austin-based percussionist and composer Nick Hennies set up his wares in the middle of the now-closed exhibition by Tara Donovan and played two pieces over the course of about 45 minutes. The first, "Objects," was, as the musician later told us, "partially inspired" by Donovan's work, and it was a breeze to see why. Just like Donovan's stacking of everyday objects to create dimensional landscapes, Hennies uses his instruments to create rhythmic stacking, beating on the woodblocks, snare, marimba and triangle with a persistent tempo that results in waves of sonic resonance. The second piece, "Psalms," broken into five sub-pieces, continued the theme, proving that Donovan and Hennies are two peas in an artistic pod, their respective artforms painstaking, while their art gathers itself up into something beguiling, even transcendent. By what turned out to be the fifth "Psalm," I had long lost count, eyes closed, stacking my own art in my head.
Review from ihatemusic
Composed in 2008, "Turned" is a single 20-minute piece for maracas and continues Hennies' research into the potential of under-used percussion instruments. Released by Portland label Architect Records, comes in a 3" jewel case with professionally printed artwork.
Numinous Eye is Mason jones new band, founder of Charnel Music and co-founder of Subarachnoid Space. Mason has been making sonic sounds for almost two decades now and ARK is proud to present his newest album "Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est." This album is available on CDR and sounds completely unique compare to the other Numinous Eye albums. If your just now discovering Mason's work, go ahead and thank him as well for being a huge helping hand in exposing the underground Japanese noise scene to U.S. Audiences. Charnel Music being the first to put out Melt Banana and Kawabata Makoto in the U.S.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
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"SubArachnoid Space are the best and longest running instrumental cinematic post-rock/prog band you have never heard of. Besides having a history that dates back to 1995 and a staggering number of fantastic albums and even more line-up changes, the band's lynchpin Melynda Jackson has the distinction of being one of my all time favorite people. She was kind enough to share this extremely limited, self-released CDR called Crusades with the dear readers of Cosmic Hearse. If you were one of the many people that got all bonered up by the record by Gift Horse I posted some time back, you'd do wise to get this and all things SubArachnoid. The band now resides in Portland, Oregon but this was recorded back in 2006 when they still called San Francisco home. I think after fifteen years it's time this band got their due."
Review by Cosmichearse.blogspot.com
"I have no idea where I found this or when it was released, but any,...I mean ANY Subarachnoid Space release is a good one.<--(note the period). The tale of this band is a powerhouse of Pink Floyd,..meeting a street walking king crimson in outer space.This band is in my opinion the best acid soaked improv, jamming band to ever touch their own genre. This EP is no exception. Wonderful experimental soundscapes wrapped in a hazy cloud of zoned out, weed infested, talent. I just wish I could make it to one of their shows. So lets review. Subarachnoid space = Pink Floyd with no rules circa the Meddle lp.= mama loves spacerock. Got it?Good. Try to get your hands on the crusades ep. you'll never regret it, unless yer into some sacreligious music loop that will hold you in bonds with out of date pop. don't be a baby. -EXZOOMER " Review By The Cogency Editorial Recorded in May 2006 by Phil Manley of Trans Am and The Fucking Champs in San Francisco. This recording (made right after the red veil) is a set of three brand new SAS songs that have never been released. To purchase this CD, please contact email@example.com (Architect Records is having a dispute with Paypal at the moment, we hope to resolve this problem shortly)
It does require a very unique kind of drummer, But when those born into the drummer's throne are naturally inclined to explore beyond the drum cage, they bring with them an exhilaratingly fresh, hyper-rhythmic approach to music composition and improvisation. A new generation of exciting drummer solo projects is emerging right here on the FMA: Black Pus (Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt), Soft Circle (Hisham Baroocha ex. Lightning Bolt/Black Dice), GDFX (drummer for Teeth Mountain, Liturgy, and the Dan Deacon Ensemble) and Bolmongani (Ryan from Paik) come to mind. And we're very excited to welcome Hexlove to the FMA with his Harp Drafts EP, a free release from the blossoming Obstructive Vibrations label.
Good Records Review August 2008 : "Singer songwriter with an amazing sonic colorization to every song as if he were a painter. What Elliott Smith would have done if he were in Sonic Youth."
Mixing spontaneous found sounds, with organized composition. Blake recorded his first album at the Polyphonic Spree studios with Mark Pirro founding member of Tripping Daisy and Polyphonic Spree.
(Originally issued on Sun-Rise Records USA)
Minor Reviews :
Blake strikes me as pure talent and ambition. His music is raw and pure. I could listen to this every day and never quite get everything this album has to say. It is beautiful and eliquent. Coming from the hippie swamplands of Portland Oregon, this album is as important as any Decemberists album. "C'mon Echaton" is not an album you want to pass up if you love singer songwriter music that is genuine.