back in stock as of
september 9th, 2010
first in stock on
may 17th, 2005
|sedimental (usa) #sed 037 cd|
empty house cooperative “painted plane” compact disc
- sun rising: great advancement (08:34)
- setting: disappointed hopes (18:01)
- early lilacs (05:19)
- early violets (10:10)
- eclipse: omen of worry and fear (05:16)
- bright sunlight: discovery of secrets (10:00)
|late 2004 issue of an august 2000 radio session featuring codeine/come/pullman/the new year vet chris brokaw, with david michael curry and jonah sacks.|
affiliations may make it one of the more high-profile sedimental releases, but the music is still exploratory (but quite lyrical in comparison) ...
|sedimental press release...|
|sedimental is proud to announce the release of the ehc's first formal document. the ehc provided sedimental with many hours of sessions and performances with different configurations of performers but we were continually drawn to the spareness of this trio date.|
the northeast based improvising collective features an extended family of musicians including members of molasses, thalia zedek, consonant, pullman, boxhead ensemble, willard grant conspiracy, godspeed you! black emperor, and the new year. though all of these artists are involved with significant other projects the ehc has taken on a unique life of it's own. the music is melodic and musical but the open-ended, extended pieces float and shimmer with a minimum of structure and are marked by a nuanced melancholy. closest musical parallels would include the dirty three and the boxhead ensemble(of which curry appears on one recording). "painted plane" features regulars chris brokaw on guitar and jonah sacks on cello, along with dmc on viola, loop samples, guitar & horn. it was recorded at mit's wmbr radio station studio august 28, 2000 by andy hong and mastered by jeff lipton at peerless mastering.
the empty house cooperative began in 1997 with casual gatherings for brunch and music at david michael curry's apartment in cambridge, massachusetts.the limits of a conventional band setting led dmc to explore ideas of improvised music with like-minded friends.operating with no formula, and featuring a floating lineup and flexible instrumentation, the group settled into a moody, meditative style drawing both from chamber music and avant-garde noise-rock.
the empty house cooperative has performed live soundtracks to silent films, improvised dinner music at restaurants, and transformed rock clubs. the group provided music for the american repertory theatre's 2003 production of highway ulysses, and provided the ambient musical score to a marathon reading at the 2001 jack kerouac festival in lowell, ma.