Thursday, June 29, 2017

Recording: Not The Wind, Not The Flag

Artist: Not The Wind, Not The Flag

Song: For Ratio [excerpt, in two parts]

Recorded at Ratio (Decreation – Night 3), June 4, 2017.

Not The Wind, Not The Flag - For Ratio [excerpt, part 1]

Not The Wind, Not The Flag - For Ratio [excerpt, part 2]

Given the internal and external pressures that come to bear, it's no surprise that no DIY space lasts forever. It still made it a sad occasion to learn that Ratio was winding down its active presence, news leavened slightly with the corresponding announcement of a series of farewell shows, with many artists making a final return to the space. The night closed with Brandon Valdivia and Colin Fisher giving their last respects to the space. Fisher had a clip-on mic for his sax, allowing easier access to run it through his pedal chain, creating all sorts of expanding sonic space. It also allowed him to loop a sax drone and leave it playing while he added dollops of guitar shredding on top. It's saying a lot given how much I've seen this band perform, but this was one of the best NTW,NTF sets I've even seen — there remain depths and depths for this pair to explore.

[Not The Wind, Not The Flag will be playing two sets of music (!) next week (Thursday, July 6) on Pamenar's back patio.]

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