Frith, Fred & Henry Kaiser - Friends & Enemies 2 x CDs

SKU Rune 117-118
"Sonic manna...5 out of 5 stars"- Alternative Press

“In 1979, guitarists Fred Frith and Henry Kaiser made an album titled With Friends Like These... on the Metalanguage label. It was one of the defining documents of the downtown avant-garde scene, a collection of improvised duets on which both players essentially redefined the sound of the guitar, Frith with his physically altered (and sometimes beaten) instruments, and Kaiser with his virtuosic and harmonically adventurous technique. Four years later they reunited to make Who Needs Enemies?, again on Metalanguage, and on this second album they expanded their arsenal to include the Linn drum and sequencer...
In short, this set offers everything Frith and Kaiser have recorded together, and at mid-price. Absolutely a must for noise fans, skronk hounds, and adventurous guitarheads.”-AllMusic

The complete recordings (1979-1999) by these two extremely well known & respected guitarists, who, separately & together, have both pushed the boundaries of what can be done in music and with their instruments for many decades now.
This includes their two studio albums With Friends Like These and Who Needs Enemies, their unreleased live album (originally planned for Cuneiform in 1986, but not released at that time), and 30 minutes of material recorded expressly for this set in January, 1999!
Despite the fact that both players are "guitarists", there is a very wide range of sounds & styles to be found here.
  • LabelCuneiform
  • UPC045775011721
Your Price $21.00

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