|Hooker, William / Shamballa|
|Label:||Knitting Factory, the|
|1.||May 16, 2008:||Memory Select |
The Hat ... And Its Train [excerpt]
Duets with free-jazz drummer hooker and Thurston Moore (1,2) or Elliott Sharp (3). Nice noisy stuff from the glory days of the old Knitting Factory in New York.|
1- Rock out; Hooker lets Thurston corner him into a joyous beat -- which is fine, but not what I came here to hear
2- Screechy, trashy, industrial, thrashy. A big noise sound; see also the Derek Bailey "Sign of 4" album with Pat Metheny.
3- A raging tumult; maybe I'm just prejudiced by the E# name, but it seems to have a more organic flow than the Thurston tracks. Certainly it bears more similarity to European free improv than tracks 1 or 2 do ... not to say the earlier tracks are bad; they're just different in a way that I'm not sure broke any new ground.
|1.||Sirius Part 1 - Wheels||2.||Sirius Part 2 - Wings|
|3.||The Hat ... And Its Train|