Liveblogging! “ITDE” 10/29/11

I was pretty happy to play the new Chefkirk album, “We Must Leave The Warren,” out now on Bryan Day’s Eh? label. Day has been sticking it to thematic music for a long while now, and frankly, I’m happy to see Chefkirk’s disc in such good company. It’s no secret that I’ve dug every Chefkirk recording I’ve managed to hear, but this one seems particularly right— high tones that pierce your face; low end that rattles the room; and every sort of scratchy, squelchy noise in between. Anyone playing no-input mixers will probably face a Toshimaru Nakamura comparison at some point in time, but Chefkirk’s offerings still come out strong. It’s partly due to the obvious familiarity with his gear, but paradoxically, it’s his naked efforts to push and explore the confined space of the mixer that set this disc apart from Nakamura’s more meditative fare.

Margaret Noble — Where Am I (from “Early Works,” on FEM Records)
Margaret Noble –Fingers
Margaret Noble — Atonement
Margaret Noble — Door Number Two
Margaret Noble — Kira’s Murder
Margaret Noble — The Walk Home On Ashland
Chefkirk — Vegan Buttermilk (from “We Must Leave The Warren,” on Eh?)
Chefkirk — Quiet Parts of In-Between
Chefkirk — Gross Pyramids
Psychotic Quartet — Entropy Is Information (from “Sphaleron,” on Eh?)
Psychotic Quartet — We Are All 11 or 26 Dimensions
Federico Barabino — Can You Listen To The Silence Between the Noise? (from album of the same name on Eh?)
Andrea Pensado — Ktotam (from album of the same name, on Zeromoon)

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