hey everyone, two new releases for the first of june!
first up: keshco is a trio of english home-recorders playing all sorts: psychedelia, bedsit folk, lo-fi synthpop, library music, etc. they’ve been together since schooldays in the 90s, live in london and oxford now, and have released several albums and a string of free eps for various netlabels. their first album for pyr, freaks at a wake, is a 26-minute soundtrack improvised for a non-existent trashy horror movie. the piece was tweaked and touched up later for maximum deep red death nerve twitchiness. the sound is: guillotine, snare drum, guitars, toy steering wheel, dynamike, pitch pipes, farfisa organ, keyboards, drums, percussion, lapsteel, keyboards, flute, guitars.
meanwhile: the trio art brut delivers their self titled debut album of free jazz explorations. art brut has no artistic or philosophical concept, but their music evokes the conversations of early humans. both their playing and their sound is free, intense and intuitive. a primal scream. a sound manifesto in which futile society’s game and fallacious parade are banished. frank wilke on trumpet, andré d. on bass and vasco ribeiro morais on percussions, voices. jean dubuffet characterized art brut as:
“pure and authentic creative impulses – where the worries of competition, acclaim and social promotion do not interfere.”
and the sound they deliver is percussion solo, bass, trumpet. improvisations from rooms. narration.
get freaks at a wake here!
get art brut by art brut here!