Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Recording: American Standard Trio

Artist: American Standard Trio

Song: [excerpt]

Recorded at Wenona Lodge (Track Could Bend #40), July 3, 2018.

American Standard Trio - [excerpt]

Although this was the first official show for this unit, its constituent members have worked together in other projects — and were working together enough in finding this project's sonic space that their first tape (issued by Heretical Objects Cooperative) was out before this first gig. Self-consciously applying the tools of "noise" music to the structures of free jazz, the trio have found their own path into the cut'n'paste electroacoustic realm, with glubbering spoken word samples, abstract piano stabs and disembodied violin all finding their way into the mix. And though this audio sample might imply a fairly serious musical mentality, their live presentation (which included visuals reconstructed from videogame cutscenes) broadened that context into a more playful realm.

[Dame Cook (one-third of American Standard Trio) is performing at Nite Comfort, this Sunday (September 2nd) at Handlebar. Track Could Bend will be back downstairs at Wenona next Tuesday (September 4th), featuring sets from Saturn City, Sarah Tracy and Very Many.]

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