Saturday, February 17, 2018



February 10, 2018
Government Flu - Dead Kennedys [from Plastic Surgery Disasters/In God We Trust]

fancy guitar (learned to play with the ventures?) patter lyrics spat out

Banned Rehearsal 71 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer [April 1986]

roll roll roll roll
N&A's wedding announcement
that this rhythm is unsubtle is a stance
something is going to break I know it
hammering man dueling flootle tootles
pitch talking across the degrees of recordedness
melodies not strictly imitative
self-contained multi-media portable sound projection devices boom boxes yeah!
behind of us the specter of Wozzeck
the passage narrows in on us alarmingly the walls close
sinuously slow into a swimmy sort of place
I do not recognize the tape that is on the playback in the wayback
arriving in another land caught in the act of invention
dulcim dulcimer dulcimest

Ariel - Greg Sinibaldi - Greg Sinibaldi, ewi/electronics; Ryan Ferriera, guitar; Ted Poor, drums

Greg has asked for a review of this fine album, so these are from my notes on my first listen through

clear melodic speaking saturated harmony embracing
dig that crazy rhythm
earns its moments compositionally
chattery chopped
form is onward leading guiding pulling along, compels, breathes
calm this morning at the beach
composed with the structural tokens of jazz arrangement (heads, solos, changes, (or changes-like))
rather than rock arrangement (verse chorus bridge)
and yet the power entrances come on like Pete & Keith if Pete & Keith were Fripp & Co
howling at the moon isn't about the moon
echoes recede, bending like mermaid hair
really lovely playing golly!

February 11, 2018
Structure - Infamous Menagerie

rhythm scrims
crossing several generations of media
an installation

Banned Rehearsal 438 - Isaac E, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Anna K, Neal Kosály-Meyer [November 1996]

hm. essentially the same scrimmy idea, but not an installation exactly
more like a junkyard clown act
handpuppet battles Punch and Judy style
into a different ecology of din
a roaring roar for roaring recedes into the past from the past at its distance
what it sounds like it is it probably is
enter the bee hive
righteous pedal tone from the Mighty W
a continuous sense in process
but noting the inventory of instruments in play, of layers in evidence, pulls one out of the time of the continuity
weirds it
pedal still hanging in there growing dire
guitar too big in the mix but, in general, conscientiously allowing space

Gongalong - Steve Barsotti, Dave Knott [from Sonicabal 2001]

surgically careful application of sound
it'll be there for aye better get it right
and with great imagination
some serious work down there in the pianississimo

Banned Rehearsal 700 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Neal Kosály-Meyer [April 2006]

hm. essentially the same careful application as above
but we are more reckless with our space and size
what comes next is a pleasurable anxiety
similar mixtures of same as and different as a midden-tation session
Funmaker late in life (best drummer we ever had)
midden-session sensibility but loosened
snare drum sounds fab
clear, picks up its pitch variability
I recognize my piano playing by my ear
ideas unfold from inside
switches gears almost instantaneously
no fuss

In Session at the Tintinabulary

February 12, 2018
Banned Rehearsal 952 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer
I spent some time digging about in the big red bag of fun. Aaron played viola.

February 13, 2018
Fish Distributor - Your Mother Should Know - Karen Eisenbrey, Neal Kosály-Meyer

We recorded tracks for this YMSK song: acoustic guitar, drums, lead and backing vocals

February 15, 2018

Fish Distributor - Your Mother Should Know - Karen Eisenbrey, Neal Kosály-Meyer

More for the same: tambourine, electric six and twelve string guitars
bass tracks to follow

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