Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Boxhead Ensemble is a musical collective founded by composer Michael Krassner. The project began in 1991 to record music for the independent film The Original Pantry Café. The group features an ever rotating line-up, which as included Edith Frost, David Grubbs, Glenn Kotche, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jim O’Rourke, Doug McCombs, Scott Tuma, Mick Turner, Ken Vandermark, Jim White & Tim Rutili.
Electric Guitar by Boxhead Ensemble, Bandacamp, 2019 on #neuguitars #blog
- 2255 S. Michigan 01:52
- Give Me A Break Motherfucker (for Braden) 01:22
- The Communicator (for Bill) 01:44
- The Auteur (for Ken Vandermark) 02:26
- Why Not Patterns? (for Jeff Parker) 05:18
- Replica (for David and Jim) 02:12
- The 2nd Floor (for Tuma) 01:27
- The Cambodian Leonard Cohen (for Via) 02:07
- The Summer of 1995 (for Papa Joe) 03:02
- Pilsen Daze 03:10
- Day Drinking (for Adam Busch) 01:58
- White Socks (for Woody) 01:47
- Homage To The Tren Brothers (for Mick and Jim) 02:03
- Learn Your Dimensions (for Fred Lonberg-Holm) 02:25
- Six With Six (for Rick Rizzo) 00:57
- Hate The Music (for Tim Rutili) 02:23
- The Velvet Bird (for Fred Anderson) 02:17
- That Was A Long, Long Time Ago (for Becker) 04:14
Electric Guitar is the Boxhead Ensemble boiled down to it’s core. Electric Guitar is the manifestation of simple ideas captured in the early morning hours – first idea, best idea. Electric Guitar is an exploration of timbre. Fender style guitars and an old Gibson amp where used to record Electric Guitar. If I kept and aural sketchbook it would sound like Electric Guitar. Electric Guitar is an homage to the seven pivotal years I spent in Chicago from 1994-2001. Electric Guitar is presented on vinyl in a limited edition of 33 copies. Electric Guitar is Electric Guitar.
released August 31, 2019