Two City Blues 1

Two City Blues 1 by Peter Brötzmann, Keiji Haino, and Jim O’Rourke.

Two Guitarists and a Brötzmann recorded live in Japan in 2010.

While the guitars are occasionally mellow, Brötzmann is in full roar mode for most of the 40 minutes of this recording. Tender, it is not.

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2017-06-29 I Forgot to Breathe

I Forgot to Breathe by Lean Left.

Aka, The Ex Guitars Meet Vandermark/Nilssen-Love.

Another perspective from EXEYE on the intersection between rock-ish concepts/players and improvisation. With the influence of Vandermark and Nilssen-Love, this skews more towards Free/Energy playing than EXEYE’s dark metal infused scree. Lean Left is definitely skronkier, but the woodwind players in both ensembles face similar problems of being heard over loud guitars and drums. Though, on this release, the guitars manage to restrain themselves and play quietly on a couple tunes. Invigorating way to start the morning.

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