new to stock as of
march 15th, 2010
|uzu audio (canada) #uzu 003 lp|
messenger girls trio “the excelsior salon trio” long playing record
- untitled (1) (13:49)
- untitled (2) (4:17)
- untitled (3) (2:17)
- untitled (4) (2:09)
- untitled (5) (7:24)
- untitled (6) (1:09)
- untitled (7) (5:01)
|february 2010 release ; years-in-the-making, this, the second collaborative lp between sir richard bishop, the climax golden twins’ robert millis & jeffery taylor, and david knott is finally tangible ... |
a mixture of cgt’s musique concrète / tape-manipulation tactics, gypsy-guitar flourish, sparse room-recorded free-improvisation, and even an honest-to-goodness song / vignette here & there, this one pushes the majority of my own buttons regarding factor / form ; easily my single favorite outing from all involved parties (esp. nice to hear bishop get going on some almost brian ruryk-ian free-gtr scrabble) ...
gorgeous lp edition c/o kris burwash’s uzu audio ; a hand-made screen-printed sleeve (detail of the gatefold below) comes with a photograph attached via metal bracket to the top front center of the cover ... lp itself is a 180g pressing, and is sounding marvelous ; highly recommended !!!
|uzu audio press release...|
messenger girls trio - excelsior salon trio
messenger girls trio … the excelsior salon trio ... comprised of sir richard bishop (by appointment to her majesty—what the old broad did to deserve that, we'll never know) and david knott (improvisationally board certified music therapist), in congress with robert millis and jeffery taylor (often known for their recreational duties in both climax golden twins and afcgt). the quartet last released a trio album in 2002 for the anomalous record label. or perhaps the trio released a quartet album. after that richard bishop toured. dave knott put people's minds back together or took them apart--it just depends on your point of view. climax golden twins devoured 78rpm records and other victrola favorites. meanwhile the quartet trio tape kept rolling—cassette players, digital devices, dictaphones, micro cassette, wire recorders, phonautographs, notes on paper.
edited from hours of material recorded between 2002 and 2008. mostly improvised in living rooms and on front porches. mostly in seattle: on goat hill, at the shabby greenwood grotto studio and at the sun city girls' cavernous blue west headquarters, may it rest in pieces. mostly with acoustic guitars and percussion. occasional insects were wrangled into the proceedings. layered. sliced. stretched. messed, tweaked, poked, prodded, beaten and slipped luxuriously onto a vinyl platter for your listing enjoyment and listening pleasure by the epicureans at uzu audio.