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Less Self Is More Self [coll] – [Ecstatic Peace]

Silver lining to a fiery and smokey cloud? St. Patrick’s Day
2006, the live/work/create/play space in Baltimore for Carly
Ptak and James “Twig” Harper caught fire. Equipment wrecked,
music lost, kittens killed. Fuck. Chris Corsano’s throttle
roll gets things going wonderfully. Other picks: “The Lum and
Abner of Morocco” (creaky freaky sorta Sun City Girly). The
Talibam! with a nervous no-wavish number that gets thicker
and thicker. Carlos Giffoni’s fatline for a flatline, burning
digital rubber? Aaron Dilloway creates noise moths for the
Tarantula flames, but they fly into a locked groove instead.
Mark Morgan pulls a guitar up from one of the rings of hell
using some sort of chinky pulley. To Live and Shave in L.A.
with a tribal shakedown, or a toothy shavedown?’ It includes
a 37 second outro of cocktail talk and astral projection?
Speaking of dreams, Dreamcatcher delivers an insistent
rebuttal to Phil Collins’ theme to “Against All Odds.” Walk
through that fire! The benefit concludes with Carly, Twig
and Max Eisenberg as Nautical Almanac, assisted by Leslie
Keffer to give birth to some “Live Radio Music.” Ultimately,
coolness prevails…

-Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on September 28, 2006 at 11:01 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 1 comment

  • One Comment

    mark morgan is a babe.

  • Comment by Shannon, October 7th, 2006 12:15 pm

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