Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Recording: Eric Chenaux

Artist: Eric Chenaux

Songs: Skullsplitter + Social Living [Burning Spear cover]

Recorded at Burdock Music Hall, August 13, 2016.

Eric Chenaux - Skullsplitter

Eric Chenaux - Social Living

Now that Eric Chenaux's local shows are more-or-less annual events, each one feels like a chance at rediscovery, and a moment of frisson at encountering his advanced/debased guitar style once more. More unstable than radium, it even seems that there are even more dimensions of wobble and melodic shifting than previously. Essaying some of the pieces from last year's Skullsplitter alongside older tunes, there was also his usual dip into his bag of reinterpretations, here giving a wildly-deconstructed take on a Burning Spear number that dallied sideways momentarily into Jerome Kern's showtune "I Dream Too Much".

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