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Artist: OPEN CITY
Title: L.A. We Revise Your Neglect
Format: LP
Label: Thin Wrist
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"From Los Angeles, Open City chase two electric guitars and one close-miked drumkit through scurrying pointillist sketches, firecracker drones, and explosive smears of colour. Members of Open City have previously played with the likes of Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, and Phill Niblock, and theres no denying their strong grasp of the language of higher minded improvisation. Yet their approach is undercut with a real rock sensibility, made most manifest in the barbed wire tones of the guitars. Indeed, the combination of avant theory and punk rock aethetics drops them in a similar space to Sonic Youths Goodbye 20th Century. Drummer Andrew Maxwell runs the gamut of percussive techniques, from all-out pots and pans attack through the kind of sonorous cymbal work that Eddie Prevost uses to illuminate AMMs darker paths. Twin guitarists Peter Kolovos and Doug Russell veer from Sonic Youths Moore/Ranaldo tag team wrassling to setting their guitars up as lightning rods for the liquid flow of electricity. Though the music is formless, the group are so aggressively focused that even the slightest of movements feels totally inexorable." - David Keenan; WIRE.

Artist: OPEN CITY
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Thin Wrist
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Recorded live in Los Angeles during the summer of 97 -- a deep organic group sound, that began in 1986 and has only recently been heard outside of select CA villas, bungalows, and garages. Building/breaking buzz, drone, layered strings and tones, with staggered abstract rhythms throughout -- entirely free improvised and electric -- no over-dbs, no synths. Using a five stringed mexi-caster and an Epiphone-les guitar recorded live to two-tracks through an LAPD-auctioned 4-trk. Straight to the capitalist head, out of the latent CA free-drone under-ground. Edition of 500 copies with silk-screened gatefold jackets pressed in 1999." - Thin Wrist.

Artist: OPEN CITY
Title: The Birth of Cruel
Format: LP
Label: Thin Wrist
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"A gorgeous record of free sound: Through three unsettled pieces, Open City breaks down the formalism of the avant garde, noise and free improvisation to reveal one of todays most distinctive and intense group dynamics. The group use a constant flow of deep drone, pointilistic cut ups, rich texture and silence to create Alpha music. Unrepeatable and unpredictable, aggressively abstract, time-stamped, adaptive, actionist, attentionist, fun. Open City aims for a moment before music, the unsettled pause before a devastating blow. The Birth of Cruel is a generational X-flare, a sound proposition,a coronal mass ejection of propulsive and audible means...................................Enjoy!" - Thinwrist. "These guys can melt plastic from a block away,and are capable of producing equally delicate traceries of sound a the drop of the proverbial hat. Listen and weep." - Bruce Russell (The Dead C, Corpus Hermeticum).

Artist: OPEN CITY
Title: The Birth of Cruel
Format: CD
Label: Thin Wrist
Country: USA
Price: $12.00

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