Saturday, 27 September 2014

Courtis / Moore ‎– "Brokebox Juke" (No-Fi ‎– NEU014) 2009

The guitar hero from Reynols, is the prolific Anla Courtis, who has appeared as a guest on what seems to be hundreds of recordings after the year 2000. He has an undeniable talent to churn out an endless skip full of tuneless melodies,repetitive phrases,and droning guitar noise; which of course is pretty easy to churn out,its just having the motivation to 'do it'.
On 'Brokebox Juke' ,(hopefully not an improv tribute to Brokeback Mountain!?) Anla,or it is Alan(?), is joined by Volcano The Bears' drumming trumpet player Aaron Moore; who contributes some more colour to the noise with his eclectic talents for funny noises,funny instruments, and very fine improv drumming. This brings some much needed craft to the session,(track 3,Lunoion = A Nu Lion,shows the unbeliever that they can actually play their instruments) making this an improv super-duo that works.
Of course there's the obligatory drone epic that's been done a thousand times, but that is just one of the many shades on this collaboration that rarely repeats itself throughout the course of the 7 tracks. From the opening track, which sounds like the theme from the Deer Hunter and a Martin Denny album playing at the same time; to the drone rock freak out of the closing number, this is a continuously inventive trek into the ever mysterious world of 'make it up as you go along'.


A1 Prorgreso = Ropes Gro
A2 Lopsla Nes = Opals Lens
A3 Lunoion = A Nu Lion
A4 Bluifedls = I Feed Bulls
B1 Conpcion = P-Cone Conic
B2 El Sincio = Silence Oil
B3 Gigngante = Anti Egg



Anonymous said...

Hey, is any chance for the new collaboration KPPB - Courtis​/​Moore. Thanks for your hard work here!!!. M

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hi, as Aaron is a friend of mine, i can't post his latest works until its either sold out, or a few years old. Please buy it if possible,he ain't rich.

aaron said...

yes! please do buy it. it's cheap as chips. get a hard copy from me or a download from earbook recordings bandcamp. i also have copies of brokebox on vinyl for sale.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hey Aaron, you can have a free advert on here if you provide an image and link for it.
Cheers mi duck,

Anonymous said...

Hello, thank for this, also do you have the courtis/yamamoto/yoshimi collaboration? thanks again, nice blog. Adrián

Jonny Zchivago said...

No,but i do have the Courtis Zan Hoffman collab, Courtizan. Coming up in a few weeks.

Anonymous said...

Wow, awesome, muchas gracias. Thanks for reply.