... on sale for only ::
new to stock as of
july 6th, 2011
|avant archive (usa) #aa013 cs|
rogue cop “act of violence” c32 cassette
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|june 2011 release ; ... fine tape of blown-out / up noise-guitar shrapnelry from drew dahle ...|
kind of reminds me of a “slo-mo” take on brian ruryk’s whole ethos (sans the triple discrete mono overlay) ; the fidelity is monster-hot, strings are depressed into pickups, bent off edge of neck, run ragged via scrap metal & assorted non-traditional technique(s) ...
frankly, it’s kinda great to hear this particular approach right now amidst the 11th return of “guitar + ebow + loop-pedal = master concept” revisitation ; i’ll take ten tapes of this over that any week ...
|avant archive press release...|
act of violence
drew dahle, meet electric guitar. electric guitar, meet your abuser. mr. dahle, aka rogue cop, is badder than any wing-nut in a trench coat and fedora you've ever encountered. the brazenness with which dahle handles his axe is insisted upon with every second of act of violence. this album is vindication for both the hard-headed purists and the die-hard experimentalists. no frills required, no rule book exists. act of violence is difficult to discuss simply because it has very few points of reference. it is simply the sound of a guitar being mangled. though if you listen closely and perhaps long enough, you can certainly begin to create your own frame of reference. rogue cop has his own way of doing things, and if you give him a chance, you'll start to come around to the idea that his way could be your way too.