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US-based record label operated by Chris Corsano, mainly for releasing his own material.
Third solo record from Corsano. One drum set augmented by various re-purposed metal objects, modified reed instruments and bowed strings stretched across drums. 19 tracks--9 of which are interwoven throughout the record in a very loose retelling of the Calon Arang story portrayed in Balinese gamelan music.
Chris Corsano / percussion
1. Twice Removed - 4:062. The Widow - 0:383. Shank And Spindle - 3:414. The Four Apprentices - 1:165. Scalpels - 1:446. The Attendant - 0:357. Famously Short Arms - 4:208. The Widow's Daughter - 0:269. These Things Are Not Fancy - 6:5410. Two Leyaks And A Minister - 1:3711. Not Now Not Later Not Ever - 4:3212. The Disciple - 1:0813. Fed Ex'd Gorilla - 3:4614. The Irate Prime Minister - 0:5715. My Face, Spited - 2:3016. The Sacred Beast - 0:1117. Regrets, I've Had A Few - 2:0518. Warrior With Dagger Pointed Inward - 0:3319. Suppli E Domanda - 1:58
Recorded January-March 2012 except #1 (December 2009), #5 (March 2008), #13 (December 2011) and #15 (May 2010). All acoustics, no overdubs, some edits here, some fades there.
Chris Corsano – Cut
First meeting of Mette Rasmussen and Paul Flaherty, with Corsano providing connective tissue behind the drums.
"There's plenty of all-out, high energy playing on Star-Spangled Voltage, but there's also an underlying sensitivity to musicality and collective sound, so the proceedings never turn into a battle of egos. And the group has freely improvised/spontaneously composed architecture, breaking down at times into solos and duos. 'Salt', a duet between Rasmussen's prepared-sax and Corsano's bowed metal, builds an alien inner-ear landscape of difference tones, unisons and near-unisons to end side A. The album closes with a sax duet, 'In the Light of Things,' with Rasmussen and Flaherty already sounding like old friends." - SoundOhm.
Mette Rasmussen / alto saxophone
Paul Flaherty / alto & tenor saxophone
Chris Corsano / drums
Recorded June 14, 2014, at Never Ending Books, New Haven, CT, USA by Chris Corsano. Mixed by Chris Corsano. Mastered by Patrick Klem.
Rasmussen / Flaherty / Corsano – Star Spangled Voltage
Chris' no drum solo record.
"It wasn’t an exercise in constraint necessarily; it was just what I was feeling. I made that record because those were the sounds I was hearing in my head. The first solo record [Young Cricketer]...it wasn’t like it changed the world, but it did change my little world. It was a first statement, and that’s a powerful thing—it gives context to everything that comes after it. Since there's no point in saying the same thing twice, I felt like the second solo record should be as far away from the first as possible, while still feeling honest to me." Chris Corsano - Bomb Magazine
Chris Corsano / keyboards, electronics, microphone
Recorded April 10 & 15th, 2006.
Chris Corsano – Blood Pressure
"The Young Cricketer plays out like a showreel for Corsano’s miraculous dexterity and virtuosity as a drummer. It’s a set of recordings made during Corsano’s time living in Manchester back in 2006 utilising all manner of objects and apparatus to offset and treat his drumkit, often morphing its sound into something unrecognisable. The Young Cricketer is a beautifully recorded album, with Corsano’s expanded kit occupying a vast stereo field, and every percussive gesture allotted its own distinct place in the mix. Consequently, this is probably the most thorough representation of Corsano’s near peerless drumming yet committed to record and stands as a pretty indispensable document for all lovers of free music and percussive invention. Stunning.” - Julien Héraud
Chris Corsano / percussion
Recorded in Manchester England Feb 1-3, '06 (Except for side a track 2, recorded Jan. 6). Using drums, cymbals, baritone & alto saxophone mouthpieces with plastic tube and/or funnel, and/or shower attachment apparatus, pot lids, lamp base, scotch tape, violin-string-snare-drum contraption, bows, sticks, butter knives, and a superball on a stick, some distortion used on side B when mixing tracks 7 and especially 8, but other than that, no electronics either.
Chris Corsano – The Young Cricketer