This comes from the last of three shows I did with Michael Zerang during his visit in December. Right before we performed, Michael pulled out a small drum and asked if it would be okay if he only played that for our duo piece. I said “Yes.” Then, he played it in a certain way. I also played in a certain way. It sounded like this:
Okay, this is the official announcement: The BSC book/album, Manual, is available for order. Books ship by the end of the month, downloads hit your hard drives as soon as you order. There are 100 hardcovers available at the same price as the paperback ($20 for the book and music). Pre-orders have already eaten a good chunk of those, and it’s first come, first served. A lot of other information is available on the Bandcamp page. I’ll make one more announcement when the books are shipping, and then I’ll leave you all to enjoy the listening / reading or not. I hope it’s the former.
Chris Cogburn, Bonnie Jones, Bhob Rainey: Arena Ladridos – CD
Chris Cogburn – percussion
Bonnie Jones – electronics
Bhob Rainey – soprano saxophone
I am extremely pleased to announce that Arena Ladridos is now available. I love the music on this disc and would be happy knowing that you are spending time with it. So, if you order a copy from bhobrainey.com before December 21st, I will send an extra gift on Christmas Day – a kind of stocking stuffer to say thanks for all the listening.
Recorded in Austin and Marfa, TX, and inspired by the gorgeous desolation of the high plains desert, this is music of exquisite, simmering beauty.
In 2010, after years of friendship and musical intersections frequently revolving around Austin’s No Idea Festival, Chris Cogburn brought this trio together for concerts in Texas and Mexico, supported by the Meet the Composer Foundation and USArtists International. Arena Ladridos (roughly, “Barking Sand”) captures the intensity, intimacy, and adventurousness of these strong-minded musicians as they methodically bleed this music into existence.
“In 2000, Greg Kelley and Bhob Rainey made their first trip to Europe as Nmperign. One stop was Kule in Berlin, where they played a show and stayed for five days in the apartment building that, at that time, held Axel Dörner and Andrea Neumann. The plans for the Thanks, Cash tour with Axel and Andrea were hatched at this time, but there was also an informal quartet session with Axel and Burkhard Beins that produced a series of song-like pieces that were unlike anything these musicians had done previously. Twisted Village released the music on LP, which sold out rather quickly. Still, the album is continually regarded as a seminal EAI recording, and so it is presented here, beautifully remastered in its original, full-resolution format.”