SMITH / SILVIA KASTEL / NINNI MORGIA, GARY - BRAND (LP)


"Brand is the new trio of Gary Smith (guitar), Silvia Kastel (voice and synth), Ninni Morgia (guitar). Gary Smith is a heavyweight improviser, stereo guitar pioneer, Aufgehoben guitarist and played in the Bill Fay Group. He has worked and recorded with Hugh Hopper, Shoji Hano, Masayoshi Urabe, Rhys Chatham and more. Ninni Morgia played with Daniel Carter, William Parker, Peter Evans, Lee Ranaldo and many more. Now he is in a duo with free jazz veteran percussionist Marcello Magliocchi and in the group Control Unit with Silvia Kastel. Kastel is a singer, electronic musician and artist who studied with Joan La Barbara and Indian singing with Lee Torchia and graduated in electronic music and sound engineering. She has toured and recorded with Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer, Temperatures and Chora. On this recording Gary Smith produces the playing for which he's considered a master of avant guitar: multiple layering, complex grainy textures, dense counterpoint, influences of birdsong. Fused with the guitar of Ninni Morgia, which floats between minimal movements of primordial electronics, pre-war slide blues and Hendrix-esque feedback. Over, and blending with them, Silvia Kastel's moaning, screaming and howling, alternates with her delayed, bubbling, glitchy or round bass synth." (label info) Comes with download code.
in stock | IT| 2012| ULTRAMARINE | 15.90


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