Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recording: Brian Borcherdt

Artist: Brian Borcherdt

Song: [excerpt from first piece]

Recorded at Ratio ("Wavelength 653"), March 27, 2015.

Brian Borcherdt - [excerpt from first piece]

"Experimentation" is often considered to be synonymous with seriousness, as if a labcoat or turtleneck were a prerequisite. But that's an entirely false conflation, proven by this night's quartet of performances that pushed formal limits while keeping a casual sense of fun intact. Brian Borcherdt was no exception here, juggling a series of drones and pulses with a grin on his face, laughing as he tried to keep his sonic train on the rails. There were definitely hints of the bones of Holy Fuck's sound here, but stripped of the groove imperative, they were more unsettled and abstract.

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