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Alan Licht

A New York Minute

Label: XI Records

Format: 2CD

Genre: Experimental

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"Alan Licht wears many hats. Over the years, he's been a curator of music as well as a tireless performer. And he's as well-known an author as he is a musician. It's one thing to have eclectic tastes; it's another to make a practice of them. While Licht's earlier records have seamlessly melded his improvisational guitar playing with extended plundered sounds, A New York Minute takes things a few steps further. Instead of fusing the many sides of Licht into one monolithic mega-mix, this disc separates them into discreet compositions. There's a lot more at stake here: the guitar pieces are showcased as guitar pieces and the plundered works are just that. The conceptual tendencies in Licht no longer hide behind his talent as a guitarist; likewise, the guitar pieces are no longer propped on hooky concepts that take our attention away from his fretwork. The good news is that both work: Licht is as strong a conceptual artist as he is a composer." 2 CDs for the price of one.

Cat. number: XI 128
Year: 2005
1-1: 2001 & 2002 Weather forecasts are from January 2001, NYC 1-2: May 2003 1-3: 2001 1-4: Recorded and mixed at home, 1997 2-1: Recorded live (no overdubs) at Experimental Intermedia, March 2000 Edited [...] summer 2002 2-2: Recorded live (no overdubs) at Experimental Intermedia, March 2000 Mastered [...] at Foothill Digital August 2002 & May 2003 All selections composed or constructed by Alan Licht © 2003 Liner notes: "Time is Money": Kenneth Goldsmith "dark 'n easy": Jutta Koether, NY Jan 2003 ℗2003 Alan Licht ©2003 XI Records Issued in slim double jewel case with 18-page booklet.

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