Thursday, 23 October 2014

Glenn Branca ‎– "The Ascension" (99 Records – 99-01LP) 1981



The follow up to Lesson No.1 was the five track Lp “The Ascension”,including Lesson No.2,which took Branca one more step closer to doing his massed guitar symphony stuff. This still has its roots in dissonant avant rock,but there are longer epics that could easily have been part of one of his later “symphony's”. This could be his best record?

Tracklist:


A1 Lesson No.2 4:59
A2 The Spectacular Commodity 12:41
A3 Structure 3:00
B1 Lightfield (In Consonance) 8:17
B2 The Ascension 13:10

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8 comments:

Petty Vendetta said...

Thanks for sharing this Jonny. We posted this (http://pettyvendetta.com/various-chicago-82-a-dip-in-the-lake/) really excellent tape comp with interviews with Branca and John Cage in response to Branca's first performance of The Ascension. Glad to finally have the chance to enjoy (?) this.

Cheers,

PeaVey

Jonny Zchivago said...

Woooahh! Synchronicity in action. I was gonna post that in a few days.Glad you clued me up.Will now cancel.
Enjoy it and enjoy it you shall!
Cheers
Jay ZEE

kingpossum said...

His best? Always subjective, but assuredly his best known work. Still a massive listen to these ears, after all these years.

Petty Vendetta said...

Wussat they say about great minds?


PeaVey

Jonny Zchivago said...

Dunno? Is it "Great Minds are shunned by normal society"?

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