Sheeesh... We vanish again, but we bring it back with some hot layers. Who knew this was out there? Debut solo percussion album from Chris Corsano -- he dragged everything from workshop (yeah, that sink too) and straped it on his kit. Don't think anyone able to partake in the fullness of this UK-tour CDR goodie, The Young Cricketer, will be able to wrap their steam fully around. Prior JFAD posts have talked up Corsano -- partner to sax player Paul Flaherty and regular collaborator with Nels Cline, J/O'Rourke, Sunburned, Joe McPhee, etc. etc. -- cause his hand/arm, leg/knee beat patterns and abstracts, are so here and there.
Most of the pieces here sound like they been manipulated or are a duo (hell, maybe a trio) of violin (or sax) and drums. But it is all solo, no overdubs (except for the final 'bonus' track which seems to be a 'remix' or something). Corsano bows the drum heads, cymbals and who knows what else into multi-layered group sounds that stand next to Tony Conrad or barbed wire, mixed with deep gurgles, squeeking metal and jumping, funky beats.
Chris Corsano - How Should You Throw It On Other Occasions?
Chris Corsano - How Will You Learn More Successfully From Your Coach Than By Just Looking and Listening?