Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rhys Chatham

He'll do the same thing with gongs and trumpets he does with guitars.  Rhys Chatham just doesn't give a damn.

Drone with a capital "D", mesmerizing with a capital "M".

Ryhs Chatham - An Angel Moves Too Fast To See: Selected Works 1971-1989

Typically great commentary from the top-notch GLOWING RAW blog, so I'll leave the rest up to him, other than to say that Chatham, along with Branca, formed the baseline that Sonic Youth built from. On second thought, I won't say that . . . because, as much as I love Sonic Youth, such statements only diminish the music of Rhys Chatham.  So, do yourself a favor, check out the Glowing Raw blurb, and listen to this album.

1 comment:

DC said...

Checking out "A Crimson Grail" (for 400 electric guitars) on Spotify and its dope, it sounds like that Justin Bieber-slowed-down thing from last year...