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 - 4:06
2. The Widow - 0:38
3. Shank And Spindle - 3:41
4. The Four Apprentices - 1:16
5. Scalpels - 1:44
6. The Attendant - 0:35
7. Famously Short Arms - 4:20
8. The Widow's Daughter - 0:26
9. These Things Are Not Fancy - 6:54
10. Two Leyaks And A Minister - 1:37
11. Not Now Not Later Not Ever - 4:32
12. The Disciple - 1:08
13. Fed Ex'd Gorilla - 3:46
14. The Irate Prime Minister - 0:57
15. My Face, Spited - 2:30
16. The Sacred Beast - 0:11
17. Regrets, I've Had A Few - 2:05
18. Warrior With Dagger Pointed Inward - 0:33
19. 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.
Available as a 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC download.
Chris Corsano is one of the greatest drummers working today. He has developed a percussive language of extraordinary amplitude and infinite resources. His collaborations stretch from free jazz greats (Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty & more) to noise mavens (Bill Nace, C Spencer Yeh etc) and pop superstars (Björk). Capable of generating narrative out of permanent ecstasy, Corsano never ceases to be profoundly affirmative and imposing of his language, and being an absolute and charismatic virtuoso, he simultaneously is one of the most noble and generous improvisers of the few last decades.