Tuesday, February 28, 2006

solo crash

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?


At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Chris play the other week in Newcastle. He did a set with Mick Flower (Vibracathedral orchestra). Best drummer I've seen. Creaks, clicks, squeeks, hisses, croaks, biffs, bangs, clacks and even a beat or two. A whirlwind. The whole crowd were transfixed. He blew me out of the building. If you're reading this chris. You fuckin rock.


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