Album Review

Krauss, Briggan – “Descending to End ” – [Knitting Factory Records]

Rococo   7/5/2005   A Library, CD

Last time I checked, Briggan Krauss was a saxophone player, and a damned good one. But nothing I’d heard before could have prepared me for this…this MASTERPIECE of multi- tracked solo improvisation! There’s so much electronic processing going on here that often it’s hard to tell what the original sound sources were. But rest assured there is some RIGHTEOUS sax work, as well as plenty of guitar feedback and reverb, some Asian string instruments, turntablism and tape manipulations, drums, bells and gongs, and all manner of electronic buzzing and whirring. Plenty of textures, and plenty of moods: everything from the creepy to the cathartic. This is some of the most beautiful noise I’ve heard in a long while.

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