"The River" was inspired by the compositional approaches of Can and Miles Davis. Nearly an hour of improvised guitar was recorded, which was then chopped up, processed and re-arranged into one 20 minute piece of music. Maelstrom is an aural overloading of the senses. While "The River" is a musical description of the landscape of an industrial city, "Maelstrom" is the inner journey of a person living in that same environment.
released November 5, 2011
Simon: guitars, keyboards, sound manipulation etc
The voice at the beginning of "The River" is Nick Drake, from the 'morning monologue' tape.
The voice at the beginning of "Maelstrom" is Darby Crash, from the final Germs show, performed at the Starwood, 3rd Dec 1980.
Mastered by Simon Price
Cover photography by Dan Butzirus
The guitarist's debut for Ba Da Bing is a captivating synthesis of and expansion on all of her recent outings, its avant-pop ditties underscored by personal vulnerability. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 15, 2020