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REED, RICK - Dark Skies at noon

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Elevator Bath eeaoa025
Release Year: 2005
Note: cardboard-cover / lim 328 copies
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00


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Einigen vielleicht bekannt von der schnen BETA LACTAM 10 Music for the Rothko Chapel (nach wie vor erhltlich); hier drei neue Stcke von RICK REED, der von KEITH ROWE (Gitarre & Radioempfnger) sowie TRAVIS WELLER (Violine) begleitet wird. Dronige Improvisationen mit bizarren analogen Sounds, Klangfelder voller elektrischer Transmissionen, der Aether aufgeladen mit ominsen Radio-Schwingungen...

Rick Reed is a self-taught composer/improviser who has been working in the Austin underground music scene for the past 25 years. Dark Skies at Noon is his definitive statement. Over the years, Reeds sound has taken on a life of its own that of a magnificent monster capable of both ferocious intensity and lulling tranquility, yet perfectly controlled under Reed's masterful care.
Dark Skies at Noon's title track was utilized by legendary filmmaker Ken Jacobs as soundtrack to some of his recent works. And it is an apt accompaniment to Jacobs' surreal, otherworldly images (the Jacobs/Reed collaboration is ongoing). The second piece in this collection is a live recording (made by Tom Carter of Charalambides) featuring ex-AMM guitarist Keith Rowe in a stunning duet. The album's closing piece is pure Rick Reed, demonstrating his wholly unique sound and compositional style in an ear-bending, yet always restrained blur of sine waves, field recordings, short-wave radio, and Moog synthesizer.
Reed has defined his sound while performing solo and with various groups including Frequency Curtain and the Abrasion Ensemble. Since the mid 90s, Reed has released several LPs and CDs on labels such as Ecstatic Peace, Beta-lactam Ring, Pale Disc Japan and Elevator Bath.
Packaged inside two elegant printed sleeves of 100% recycled paper, this compact disc has been issued in an edition of 328 copies. [label description]

...Very nice work throughout indeed, perhaps his strongest until now. [FdW / Vital Weekly]