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Chris Cochrane, John Thayer

Excavation (LP)

Label: Astral Editions

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

In stock


*In process of stocking. Limited edition of 300 copies.* This release from Astral Editions, the rock offshoot of Astral Spirits, promises a lot of gems and this collaboration from Chris Cochrane (No Safety, Weird Little Boy) and John Thayer (Drunken Sufis, YAI) sits high atop the pile. Cochrane’s guitars crumple and crush, they squelch against Thayer’s rhythms with a gleeful sickness. “Zinc” chews through layers of tin and turbulence until Stan Zenkov’s sax enters the scene, throwing notes like rusted knives in every direction. The pair have locked up for a full album of constrained chaos called Excavation on the imprint.
- Andy, Raven Sings The Blues

Chris Cochrane & John Thayer make a funky noise on Excavation, joined by a huge cast of contributors. The album is always morphing, yet sustains an energetic vibe.
- Richard Allen, A Closer Listen

Cat. number: -
Year: 2022

Chris Cochrane - Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Voice, Hammond Organ
John Thayer - Drums, Percussion, Prophet 5, Moog Matriarch, Electronics, Field Recordings, Tape Loops

Kato Hideki - Electric & Upright Bass on tracks 1, 3, 7
Gelsey Bell - Voice & Vocoder on tracks 1, 5, 7
Zeena Parkins - Harp on track 3
Graham Haynes - Cornet on track 1
Sarah Bernstein - Violin on track 7
Stuart Popejoy - Organ & Electric Bass on tracks 3 & 6
Stan Zenkov - Tenor Sax & Assorted Woodwinds on tracks 3, 4, 7, 8

Recorded & Mixed by John Thayer at Thump Studios
Mastered by Kato Hideki