NELS CLINE, ANDREA PARKINS, TOM RAINEY
Downpour

[Victo, www.victo.qc.ca]

One of the highlights of last year's FIMAV was apparently a trio performance by guitarist Nels Cline, accordion player Andrea Parkins [who also plays piano and sampler] and percussionist Tom Rainey. Judging by his prolific body of work - Nels Cline Singers, Wilco, his work with My Cat is an Alien, Mike Watt, Elliott Sharp and countless others, the guy can simply jump through hoops. Musical categories aren't a big deal in his creative process at all. The second release for the trio is great in the sense all three members sound as if they were able to relax and let loose in front of the discerning Victoriaville fan base. Performance is made up of two long pieces [one 37 minutes, second one 18 minutes in length] and a brief, 4 minute encore to boot. It's the stretched out pieces that do it for me. Cline is heard machinating his guitar into circular waves, while Rainey bangs away a multi-rhythmic hell. All the while Parkins jams away on the accordion. Best part is when the chaos lets up for a few minutes, a completely new animal is reborn with the use of Parkins' sampler. All of a sudden, Cline's guitar starts to resemble a bass, while humming sounds escape from the speakers. This only lasts a mere few minutes, and then we're back into the bluesy, rock-olicious, maddening type of multi-rhythmic, dense aural orgasm. Switching fields every so often, the band ensures there is a multitude of peaks and valleys that are trekked through. Clearly, a very satiating experience from Cline, Parkins and Rainey - a trio that I forecast will make other crucial statements in upcoming years.

- Tom Sekowski


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RECENZJE

+ Quio - Phiu
+ Vs_Price - Song06.txt.
+ Gebrüder Teichmann - The Number Of The Beat
+ Swod - Sekunden
+ Rework - Pleasure Is Pretty
+ Various Punks Vol_A
+ Modeselektor - Happy Birthday!
+ Genaro La Fosse - Focus Factor
+ Bunny Lake - The Church Of Bunny Lake
+ bpmf - Parousia Fallacy
+ Basteroid - Upsets Ducks
+ Louie Austen - Summer Love EP
+ Anthill - Love

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+ EDDY MEETS YANNAH - Once in a While
+ DON CHERRY QUINTET - Live at Café Montmartre 1966
+ F.S. BLUMM MEETS LUCA FADDA - F.S. Blumm meets Luca Fadda
+ GOSTA RUNDQVIST / ANDREAZ HEDEN - If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
+ VARIOUS ARTISTS - Motel Lovers
+ GRAND NATIONAL - A Drink & A Quick Decision
+ DIMENSION X - Dimension X
+ FOR BARRY RAY - New Days
+ EYES LIKE SAUCERS - Still Living in the Desert (and mostly inside my own head)
+ WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS - Heartcore
+ COLD BLEAK HEAT - Simitu
+ THE BEAUTIFUL SCHIZOPHONIC - Musicamorosa
+ WILLIAM BASINSKI - El Camino Real
+ HANS KENNEL MYTHA - How It All Started
+ SIX TWILIGHTS - Six Twilights CD/DVD
+ PAOLO ANGELI - Tessuti
>> NELS CLINE, ANDREA PARKINS, TOM RAINEY - Downpour
+ BLOSSOM TOES - We Are Ever So Clean - If Only for a Moment
+ SINEAD O'CONNOR - Theology
+ CHICAGO UNDERGROUND TRIO - Chronicle CD/DVD / TIGERSMILK - Android Love Cry
+ SUN RA & HIS ASTRO-INFINITY ARKESTRA - Strange Strings / SUN RA & HIS INTERGALACTIC-INFINITY ARKESTRA - The Night of the Purple Moon
+ PJUSK - Sart / JODI CAVE - For Myria
+ MARCUS SCHMICKLER / HAYDEN CHISHOLM - Amazing Daze / ASMUS TIETCHENS / RICHARD CHARTIER - Fabrication / RAFAEL TORAL - Space Solo 1 / BRION GYSIN - Live in London 1982 / SUPERMAYER - Supermayer Save the World / VALGEIR SIGURDSSON - Ekvilibrium
+ WOLFMANGLER - Cooking with Wolves
+ BORBETOMAGUS & HIJOKAIDAN - Both Noises End Burning / PETER BROTZMANN OCTET - The Complete Machine Gun Sessions / KEVIN DRUMM & DANIEL MENCHE - Gauntlet
+ TIMELESS PULSE - Quintet
+ SKALLANDER - Skallander
+ THE OSCILLATION - Out of Phase
+ MATT McCORMICK - Very Stereo
+ PUMICE - Pebbles
+ MICHIO KURIHARA - Sunset Notes
+ BLAINE L. REININGER - Glossolalia
+ VOLUME - Aeter

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WYWIADY / RELACJE

+ A source of energy - rozmowa z duo Modeselektor
+ A mixture of things - rozmowa z Quio