Boomkat Product Review:
This latest work by Melbourne's David Brown sees him taking time out from the manifold group projects he's involved in, such as Bucketrider, Western Grey, Terminal Hz (with KK Null) and Pateras/Baxter/Brown and instead performing a series of instrumental solos. This is a far cry from any conventionally accepted notion of instrumental music however, eschewing the more predictable timbres you'd associate with his various stringed instruments in favour of metallic, more percussive tones that sound like a midway point between the inside-piano-tinkering of Andrea Neumann and the free guitar improv of Derek Bailey. In fact, the late guitar hero's influence is amply evident on the final piece here which is more conventionally musical than anything else here, sounding similar in feel to the otherworldy blues experiments of Tetuzi Akiyama. Challenging, tremendously satisfying listening.