01. Get out! You Mental Horsepill!
02. Phantom Limb &, When Standing by Itself, Means and Bison
Jaime Fennelly – oscillators, bass drum, electronics
Chris Forsyth – guitar
Shawn Edward Hansen – EMS synth, the brothers zoto
Chris Heenan – contrabass clarinet
Recorded at Improvised & Otherwise Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 5-7-06 by Seth Misterka (track 1), Experimental Intermedia: A Festival With No Fancy Name, NY, NY, 3-13-05 (track 2).
Minimal, evocative low-level evacuation of space-time ala the lurkingest MEV sides, AMM, Space Machine et al from a group that features Jaime Fennelly on sine wave oscillators and electronics, Chris Forsyth (Psi et al) on guitar, Shawn Hansen on EMS synthi and radio feedback and Chris Heenan on reeds. Hand-assembled numbered edition of 200 copies. (Utech)
We first discovered Phantom Limb on the now out of print collaboration with Japanese guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama released on aRCHIVE a few months back. Phantom Limb aka one half of East Coast noisemakers PeeEssEye, brought to the table a cacophony of whirring organs and grinding guitars, a blown out expanse of buzzing drone and strange swirling guitar ambience. For this disc, Phantom Limb have teamed up with Bison, who as far as we can tell plays contrabass clarinet, and between the two ‘outfits’ manage to creep and crawl through two half hour slabs of far out drift and roar. the first track see’s and saw’s back and forth between, blissful tranquility, minimal synthesizer buzz, warm chordal whir and huge grinding slabs of angular low end scrape and squeal, spending more time in the soft than the loud, but the loud bits are extra loud to make up for it. The second track is one long drone, that works its way through various textures and timbres, it’s here that you can really discern the presence of a clarinet, but just barely, this is no free jazz skronk fest, instead, it’s a sort of Niblockish war of overtones, slabs of sound beating against one another as tones gradually shift and subtly interact. Dense and deep, layers continually being added and transformed, other layers constantly being peeled away revealing some other strange subtle sonic alchemy underneath. (Aquarius)
Des membres de Psi et leurs amis, donc : Jaime Fennelly (oscillateurs, percussion, électronique), Chris Forsyth (guitare), Shawn Edward Hansen (synthétiseur EMS) et Chris Heenan (clarinette basse). Deux plages enregistrées live, une jolie très jolie et embrumée musique minimale avec le drone de rigueur. (Metamkine)
FR Le bruit de fond là derrière, ça peut être un drone (ou un feedback puissant qui tient compagnie à la clarinette), en tout cas ça a du souffle. Et comme tout ce qui sort chez Utech, selon le volume ça fera vibrer au choix les membranes ou les murs.
ENG Drone? Noise? Buzzing drone? This one is sold out from Utech, try Volcanic Tongue, Mimaroglu or Aquarius.