Thursday, December 4, 2008

Round The Bend: VCV Plays Jandek

Some of you reading my blogs here may be interested to know that my band with David Tagg (VCV) has just released a new album of nine instrumental Jandek covers. The album is called ROUND THE BEND and has been officially approved by Corwood Industries themselves. This is VCV's first factory-pressed CD, lovingly done up in an eco-wallet style printed cardstock sleeve with black and white Corwood-style photography and a deep blue CD.

Musically, this record covers a lot of territory that some of you may be surprised to hear me involved in - 20 minute free-jazz jaunts on electric guitars, fretless bass and african harp...handclapping gospel acoustic blues...vocal drones...molten-heavy face ripping doom metal...but, there is also something here for those of you who prefer the more melodic side of things. Some beautiful guitar harmonies and luscious garage reverbs, all that rad stuff. Those of you who require convincing of such a project should head over to the VCV myspace page to listen to "I'm Ready", which is quite possibly a pinnacle of my entire time served in this band with David.


Of course, for you rabid obsessed Jandek fans (I know you're out there) you can just go straight to the source, and check this record out at our cozy monochrome label INSTALL, because, as Jandek says, "the future's not so bright, but oh, it's the only way you can go..."



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