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Monday, March 30, 2009

An Iron Ball Larger Than Earth - Uhh (USA 2009)

Some homemade experimental guitar music by AN IRON BALL LARGER THAN EARTH, compiled by Doug Holbrook, the man behind the one-man band with the cryptic name from Lexington, Kentucky.

"I'm stylistically all over the map... Can and Faust one minute, then Stooges and Sonny Sharrock the next... then comes Derek Bailey and Keith Rowe... Robert Fripp makes an appearance along side David Torn then it all goes to hell when Merzbow shows his head... And I sometimes use an automatic drummer since I can't get Jaki Liebezeit, Klaus Dinger or Sunny Murray... 
Also, as a caveat, almost everything was extemporised and recorded first take (if overdubbed, one pass for each track...) so the recording quality might be a bit... uhh... variable... 
'Slober, Drool... Repeat' is a tribute to two of my main heroes... Ron Asheton (R.I.P.) and Pete Cosey... 
'Steppes' and 'The Sky Breeds Clouds and Dragons' are in tribute to two other heroes... Robert Fripp and Makoto Kawabata... 
'B-side' reflects my love of Rock instrumentals (Link Wray, Davie Allen, Dick Dale... The list goes on and on...) All tracks were made with an electric guitar and a multieffect unit..." (D. H.)

Pretty good description, I guess. Guitars all over the place...
(B.t.w.: I'd ask for a remix of
'Heavy man' overdubbed with 'Old wood under green water' featured on the Myspace site - that was what I listened to accidentially when opening Doug's Myspace site... sounds brilliant!)
The most obvious comparisons to these ears are indeed
DAVID TORN and HELIOS CREED as well as ROBERT FRIPP.
Great homemade guitar psych that any guitar freak will love to check out!

My favourite track:
'The Sky Breeds Clouds and Dragons' (11:18)
Enjoy!

Myspace

AN IRON BALL LARGER THAN EARTH - Uhh (2009)
(mp3 zip, 6 tracks, 38 min, 86,6 MB)
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