Shoup, Wally / Bill Horist / Paul Kikuchi - Chemical Language

Wally Shoup - Sax
Bill Horist - Guitar
Paul Kikuchi - Drums

"This Pacific-Northwestern power trio revels in energy, probing at the fringes of improvisation and creative rock music, while discovering new territory in the process. Shoup has worked with Thurston Moore, LaDonna Smith, Nels Cline, and a countless range of other musicians in his long run as a master, iconoclastic improviser of the underground. Horist evokes Rowe, Frith, and Bailey, yet his voice harnesses the existing language to offer up an entirely new take on the prepared guitar. Kikuchi's range of expressive percussion techniques tie the unit together- he swings freely while expanding the trio's palette with a vast array of supplemental percussion instruments.

This trio digs into the diverse sonics afforded by prepared guitar, saxophone, and percussion, with superlative technical skills augmented by a dazzling range of advanced extended techniques.

Somewhere between no wave and free jazz, you have Chemical Language- anyone with a proclivity for challenging, uniquely structured, propulsive improvised music should take note."
  • LabelNew Atlantis
  • UPC616892277743
Your Price $11.00

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