Some new exciting news coming to you for the Strange Attractors Audio House HQ.
The label will release next month the experimental sounds of free jazz quartet SYCH; Wally Shoup/C. Spencer Yeh/Chris Corsano/Bill Horist.
I’m listening to this -rather uneasy- record for couple of days now, and get ignited with each and every listen to the record.
Often when it comes to this type of music, I find it hard to write about it. So I went to the Strange Attractors website, and found the best words to describe the music –
The players’ combined resume reads as a borderline hyperbolic who’s who of contemporary experimental and improvised music: Shoup is a free jazz veteran from Seattle, WA who leads his Wally Shoup Trio and Project W, and has collaborated with Nels Cline (WilcoThurston Moore (Sonic Youth etc), and Paul Flaherty;
Yeh is most known for leading Burning Star Core and boasts countless live and recorded collaborations in his own right; Corsano is a shining light in avant music, most recently as a member of Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny/Six Organs of Admittance) and is a tremendously in-demand and diverse percussionist, performing with people that range (literally) from Bjork to Jandek, and on recordings with Six Organs of Admittance, Nels Cline and dozens more;
Horist is a West Coast signature guitarist, composer and improviser, with scores of recordings and collaborations alongside such names as Bill Frisell, Eugene Chadbourne, and Steve Fisk.
The sum of the individual parts is staggering as displayed on Lunar Roulette, an astonishing album brimming with ecstatic excursions into the outer regions of free music.
They wrote it better then I did.