CROWHURST & GAVIN BRYARS - Incoherent American Narrative - LP (golden vinyl) - PPCY2870G1
Autores: Crowhurst, Gavin Bryars, Jay Gambit
Editor: Prophecy Productions
Formato: LP2, golden, limited
Géneros: Electronic, Drone, Dark Ambient, Ambient
If you are familiar with the magisterial compositions and cello playing of Gavin Bryars and the noisy, unpleasant racket created by the ongoing project called Crowhurst, you may be somewhat confounded upon seeing their names on the same record. But their collaboration on this new LP, Incoherent American Narrative, issues in a series of effective, by turns discomfiting and moving musical experiences. Different as their sonic profiles are — and to be sure, those differences are partly rhetorical, artifacts of the culture industry’s need to create market niches and the phrases that name them — the two men play to each other’s strengths on Incoherent American Narrative. Bryars provides some samples, ranging from bowed strings to haunting human voices to stuff that sounds like heavy industry in process, and Crowhurst (here the project’s founder Jay Gambit, in his solo, harsh noise mode) digitally manipulates them with a solemn, rigorous and relatively restrained sensibility. It’s a really good record.