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antiopic (usa) #an 009 cd
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tetuzi akiyama / oren ambarchi / alan lichtwillow weep and moan for me” three inch compact disc

  • willow weep and moan for me (18:48)
gorgeously subtle trio guitar / electronics set, jointly improvised by oren, alan, and tetuzi down in new zealand a few years back ... more than just a foot-note in the respective discographies of each, i’ve always found this a nice “transitional” piece as tetuzi’s blues-based playing got more abstract (eventually yielding “don’t forget to boogie”) & alan & oren’s more monolithic (ditto “a new york minute” & “suspension,” respectively) ...
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tetuzi akiyama / oren ambarchi / alan licht
willow weep and moan for me

recorded 6 july 2004 at the bomb the space festival, wellington, nz

release date: 22 august 2006

an009 / ls003
running time 18:48

remove the chugging rhythm of the blues and you are left with the wail; that slow motion ghostly gasp of sorrow and bad omen. the high and lonesome sound of something wicked on the horizon is ingrained in this trio's shadowy and disembodied take on the blues. new york experimental music veteran alan licht, who has explored similar territory in his beautiful duo with loren connors, is joined by australian sound artist oren ambarchi and japanese improviser tetuzi akiyama at the 2004 bomb the space festival in wellington, new zealand.

using guitars the trio create an alien and minimal free-blues drone. akiyama and licht both revel in the spirit of blues guitar, intertwining high melodic lead lines and creating clusters of tense tone. ambarchi is a master at low end drift, and here the repeating low tones serve almost as a mutant version of a 12 bar anchor. all three players are deft at combining emotion with abstract playing (licht's rabbi sky, ambarchi's suspension, and akiyama's pieces for the wooden guitar series just to cite a few), and this set is an exemplary instance of engagingly emotive yet free playing.

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family vineyard (usa) #fv 75 cd

alan licht / loren connorsinto the night sky” compact disc

  • map of dusk (24:13)
  • into the night sky (24:08)
february 2010 release ; two otherwise unreleased sets from the guitar duo of loren connors & alan licht, recorded a decade apart ...

it’s interesting to hear the dynamic between the two remain relatively constant despite the gap ; the strumming dissonance & wise use of space really works beautifully on the second, more recent take (listen to the sound-sample) with the energy levels only rising above a murmur for a few isolated peaks ; otherwise it’s pure shimmering bliss ...
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alan licht & loren connors
into the night sky
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into the night sky is the sixth album from avant guitarists alan licht and loren connors, the first after 2003's in france (fbwl). since 1993 these new york city artists have evolved an instrumental dialogue merging shades of electric blues and minimalism. these two epic pieces -- one from 1996, the other 2006 -- recorded live in concert clearly show far their desolate sound world grew over a decade of collaboration while the core of layered guitar complexities and alien melodies remain. the atmosphere conjured by the licht-connors duo is unmistakable -- the ebb of eloquently shaped feedback -- while the harmonic patterns recall 20th century classical music.

active since the early 1990s, licht has worked with a veritable who's who of the experimental world, from free jazz legends to iconic composers while performing in text of light and an ongoing duo with aki onda. since 1978 connors has released dozens of acclaimed and sought after lps documenting his singular adaption of the blues and forging his place as one of america's most iconoclastic artists.

release: february 23, 2010



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text of lightrotterdam.1” compact disc

  • rotterdam.1 (19:24)
2006 release ; raucous blast of electric free improv from alan licht, lee ranaldo, ulrich krieger, tim barnes, and dj olive ...
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text of light
rotterdam.1

recorded at the rotterdam international film festival in january 2005, this explosive piece from text of light typifies their abilities as a vivid freeform improvisational unit. ranaldo and licht’s measured guitar work sets a basis on which kreiger’s blaring saxtronics, barnes’ percussive explorations and dj olive’s swirling turntable incursions can intertwine and augment one another. this piece ebbs and flows, each of the players listening intently and guiding the proceedings with disarmingly sublime yet focused intensity.

like all their recorded works to date, this piece was delivered in tandem with a live film projection – this interaction between 20th century abstract and experimental film and live improvised performance at the very core of the unit.

text of light on rotterdam 1 are:

alan licht: guitar
lee ranaldo: guitar, electronics
ulrich krieger: sax, sax-tronics
dj olive: turntables, powerbook
tim barnes: drums, percussion

recorded by martin van rappard and edited by lee ranaldo and alan licht.

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