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Sunday, September 25, 2016
No Age - A Compilation of SST Instrumental Muaic
This is a great disc to listen to when you a really pissed off and want to destroy something.
unsung classic of the avant-garde music scene, No Age is, on the
surface, simply a compilation of experimental instrumental music. The
difference, though, is that most of the musicians who participated on
the album came not from the jazz world, but from punk rock or an
underground even the most adventurous listeners rarely visited. Though
SST is a California label, there is little evidence of the reverbed
Stratocasters and dance party music of old. Instead, the listener finds a
cornucopia of melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, and most importantly, sonic
textures that constantly challenge and surprise. The variety here is
nothing short of stunning. From Greg Ginn's inside-out Deep Purple riffs
with Black Flag/Gone to the scenic Cali-jams of Pell Mell, Paper Bag,
Lawndale, & the Alter-natives to the NYC art-damage scene via
Renaldo, Sharp, & Kaiser to the free jazz crescendos of Universal
Congress Of--this album blew my mind when it first came out, & still
does. For those who tire easily of completely improvised, aimless
noodling, there are several pieces based on more traditional melodic and
harmonic concepts. For those looking for complete freak-out music,
that's here too. In some ways, this album is one of the most successful
comps of all time in that it effectively presents a cohesive yet
comprehensive overview of an incredibly diverse genre, all the while
remaining eminently listenable. Overall, No Age is an absolute must-have
for any fan of left-of-center music that has heart and soul. Allmusic, GW
Rise - Black Flag 2. Dark and Light - Blind Idiot God 3. Sugagaki for
Conlon - Henry Kaiser 4. Shopping Maul - Elliott Sharp 5. Florida Power -
Lee Ranaldo 6. March of the Melted Army Men - Lawndale 7. Vista Cruiser
- Glenn Phillips 8. Cinnecitta - Pell Mell 9. Faith Opaque - Paper Bag
10. Let's Go Places and Eat Things - Scott Colby 11. Days of Pup and
Taco - Lawndale 12. Priests on Drugs - Paper Bag 13. Chasing - Universal
Congress Of 14. Johnny Smoke (Swamp Thing) - Steve Fisk 15. Left
Holding Bag - Gone 16. Over the Counter Culture - Alter-Natives 17.
Diurnal - Elliott Sharp 18. Trace - Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser 19.
Insidious Detraction – Gone
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