Project For A Revolution In New York
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The first Bruce Russell solo release Project for a Revolution in New York sees our man truly alone on the first side, messing with a guitar over a looped drone accompaniment. Remarkably subdued and dare I say, relaxing. Side two has Tom Lax (Siltbreeze main-man) and Paul Toohey (Surface of the Earth) helping out with percussion and electronics in a very free collaboration where what doesn't happen defines the tension of the piece as much as what does. There's always been a tension between noise and minimalism in Russell's music as evidenced on Project For a Revolution... and made especially apparent on the Crank Automotive release Maximalist Mantra Music. Two of the tracks here were recorded live at the Dux de Lux in Christchurch and the sounds of the audience map neatly into the low-intensity noise emanating from the stage to make you feel as though you were there.
Cat. number: SB71