Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Geoff Mullen - Accidental Guitars LP - Rel Records
It's no surprise that Geoff Mullen's new record sounds chaotic on first listen -- the LP is made from the haphazard layering of a live set recorded to tape and two different improvised accompaniments to that set each recorded later to a different cassette deck. What's surprising is the way the record slowly takes shape, revealing passages of synchronicity and cohesion. Scattered, percussive guitar playing will ease into more meditative sounds, agitation give way to calm. Definitely not an easy listen, it is certainly thought-provoking and often mesmerizing.
$17, email email@example.com to order it.