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Artist: MORRIS/CHRIS RIGGS/BEN HALL, JOE
Title: Glass Key
Format: LP
Label: You Are Your Only Machine
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Perhaps the most brutal and barbed recording in Joe Morriss catalog, this LP documents the new working trio of drummer and timpanist Ben Hall, young guitar phenom Chris Riggs, slightly older guitar phenom and New England Conservatory contemporary improvisation teacher Morris. This LP is the first release from Morris -- perhaps the most important American improvising guitarist ever -- recording with another guitarist. Riggs, for his part, is putting all the other stomp box preparers to shame with his intensely personal and creative solo output -- think human Remko Scha machine. In addition to his solo output hes one half of the, ahem, lowercase but wearing brass knuckles extended technique unit Trauma. The communication between the two guitarists, Riggs providing huge swathes of tectonic chordal movement and Morris providing fiddle filigree that weaves, cuts, and pierces, is unexplored post-Blue Humans-guitar v. guitar territory that has become a thoroughly beaten dead horse amongst the rock coterie but has never really been taken up in a post-jazz setting. Here with Hall providing ample snare-and-bell patterns, as played by a Tony Williams/Xenakis wannabe, the two do the push-and-pull to great extreme =- all visceral extension without succumbing to the whole improv guitar chest-beating/wank thing. Natch. LP/Custom stay flat sleeve with gloss sticker/hand numbered edition of 300." -You Are Your Only Machine

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