new to stock as of
january 27th, 2010
|family vineyard (usa) #fv 68 lp|
jailbreak “the rocker” long playing record
- brought down (19:46)
- sugar blues (17:15)
|january 2010 release ; first iíve heard from this new duo of heather leigh murray (1/2 of 90s texan psych duo ash castles on the ghost coast with shawn david mcmillen, plus her scorces duo with christina carter) & chris corsano ...|
heatherís slide-ruled, heavily-gained pedal steel reminds me of late-period sonny sharrock more than anything else, but when she comes out with some demonic howl/wail tactics mid-side, itís pure terror ... chrisí bait/tackle has never sounded finer, fleshing out the ďmelodicsĒ with even-moreso-than-usual wallop of tub/thump, never sticking in any one meter/map for more than a second ... hot !!!
|family vineyard press release...|
jailbreak is the duo of pedal steel/vocalist heather leigh and drummer chris corsano. the name foregrounds the kind of outlaw violence with which the two reformulate rock/roll instants by bringing free jazz fire power to amp-humping sex beats. their musical alliance goes all the way back to the legendary brattleboro free folk fest, the birthplace of the 'new weird america', where corsano and his long-term saxophone partner paul flaherty joined leigh and christina carter for a quartet show that took the roof off the building and the skin off their fingers. since then corsano and leigh have worked together as part of taurpis tula and as members of thurston moore's dream/aktion unit.
so, who better to describe this 700 edition debut lp, than mr. flaherty:
|for those of you who've been worried that the free power noize scene has become a little too tame, (and seriously who isn't somewhat concerned about that), a new screamin' creamin' duo -- jailbreak -- expoldes to the rescue. the rocker is a blast-furnace of blisteringly joyous witch-howling assaults on the essence of whips and chains and repressive injustice gone legal. both of these magisterial musicians are capable of extreme dynamics and subtleties, but those concepts don't get in the way of this monster-truck of a record. and why should they when drums and guitar can slash and burn in a riotous electric smash fest like this crazed merry madcap of an album. over the top . . . way!|
release: january 26, 2010