Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Recording: Justin Orok + Heraclitus Akimbo

Artist: Justin Orok + Heraclitus Akimbo

Songs: [two excerpts]

Recorded at Belljar Café, September 29, 2017.

Justin Orok + Heraclitus Akimbo - [excerpt 1]

Justin Orok + Heraclitus Akimbo - [excerpt 2]

It was an unexpected delight when Justin Orok, one of the city's more skilful emerging guitar players, invited me to join him for a duo set at this night of "experimental sounds" put together by Justin Haynes. I still feel the occasional twinge of awkwardness when playing with "real musicians", though not so much that I didn't show up with a couple ideas in my pocket. I'd been hearing birdsongs a lot (maybe enhanced by this delightful recent acquisition that has been said by some to turn everything into bird songs) so I wanted to add some of that into the mix. Orok caught onto the vibe right away and responded with some wonderful textures and guit-string twitterings of his own.

[Justin Orok will be playing as part of Decoration Day at the Junction City Music Hall alongside Darling Cora and Places Erupt on Saturday, November 18th. Heraclitus Akimbo will be among a cadre of improvisers undertaking some Spontaneous Group Explorations at Del Stephen's Spirit Of The Inner Child, Wednesday, November 22nd at Array.]

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