back in stock as of
may 14th, 2013
first in stock on
september 7th, 2011
|type (uk) #type 094 lp|
red horse “red horse” long playing record
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|august 2011 release ; second album from eli keszler & steve pyne’s red horse, here making their type debut...|
... gorgeously recorded down at foxboro’s mercenary audio (those of you with a penchant for boutique mics & preamps are assuredly already aware of the treasure-trove that fletcher’s been buidling up there for the past 20-odd years) this is the decidely “hi-fi” variant to the first record’s blown, home-recorded gristle ... in particular steve’s re-purposed speaker-array & assorted sound-sculpture-lineage constructs, placed up in the front of the mix, have some of the mystery surrounding them shed, instead acting as something of a “band of automatons” to which his gnarly, rectified guitar scream & eli’s drum-kit & computer-controlled shrapnel-arsenal are overlaid & embellished upon ...
... while bombast & tight, a-rhythmic complexities are the focus throughout, i’m hearing the b-side’s more spare ruminations as the new direction, reminding of euro-improv’s 70’s detour into similar sculptural & self-fashioned approaches (namely, hugh davies’ “shozyg” lp & the woolier end of michel waisivisz contributions to records like “saxophone special” ... listen to the sound-sample for an extended section that’s more moslang/guhl than lightning bolt) ...
... an incredible record(ing), showing these two at the top of their game(s) ... highly recommended !!!
|“red horse” by red horse|
mechanical free sound artifacts for the disenfranchised generation.
red horse is the blistering free-post-everything project of drummer/multi-percussionist eli keszler and guitarist/mad-scientist steve pyne. while both musicians are active in a number of different projects, red horse catches them working with a distilled sense of focus and is for many their breakthrough project. ‘red horse’ (not to be confused with the similarly titled debut) is the duo’s second album, and follows the rush of critical acclaim for the first which saw thick-skinned musos wowed by their blistering combination of rhythm and dissonance. as you’d expect in a sequel, the budget is higher and the production more widescreen, and a far cry from the near lo-fi grind of its predecessor this new full-length is exposed to the miniscule detail. the production technique might scare some, but the crisp sound of keszler’s innovative drumming and pyne’s complex instrumental destruction has never sounded better or more fitting.
garnishing keszler’s well-worn patented hyperactive splatter-beats, pyne experiments with a veritable arsenal of home made equipment – from gargantuan electrified, automated string sculptures to confusing sequences of reclaimed speakers (taken from a very well known eastern-themed music box) wired together creating a wall of screaming feedback. in the wrong hands their sound could easily be stuffy and academic, but red horse inject their experiments with a punk spirit rarely heard in the avant garde. sure, the instruments are being handled by a couple of the best musicians in their field, but it hardly matters – this is the sound of beautiful cacophony, and like supersilent before them there’s something undeniably attractive about that concept. it’s not your average noise, rock, improv, jazz or experimental record – it’s all of the above and a great deal more. just make sure you listen loud, there’s a lot to hear.