Will Guthrie “People Pleaser” LP – Guthrie’s latest is part mash-up, part collage, incorporating snippets of records and recordings of obscure sources with Guthrie’s percussion. An incredible departure from an endlessly-inventive artist. It’s a game changer. Limited copies available.
Ernie Althoff “Fifteen” CD – Althoff takes a formal compositional approach to six of his classic percussive machines, pairing them in the fifteen permutations of the title. These tracks are subtle and gentle, yet rich in complexity through their interlocking rhythmic patterns and ‘solos’ engineered later in the mix by Althoff. No mysteries of slight-of-hand here; Althoff details his compositional process in the liner notes, and each machine is photographed to show its workings.
**Order any Althoff CD and get a copy of his ‘Heliosonics’ CD free**