CHORD is deeply immersive, noisy, slowly evolving heavy electric guitar music. Performed by Nick Didkovsky (Doctor Nerve, Vomit Fist, Eris 136199, Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Alice Cooper) and Tom Marsan (Delta Garage, The Handler's Hand), CHORD uses amp distortion, feedback, tone shaping, and musical artifacts created on the edges of gesture. A viscous universe of ecstatic, immersive textures that reward careful, detail-rich listening.
CHORD II is an ambitious step forward from CHORD's eponymous first release. CHORD II is an immersion into a sea of deep-listening long forms and thick sheets of raw, aggressive sound. Recorded live in real-time without studio overdubs, CHORD II transports the listener into extreme density.
These sounds are lifeblood - Marco Oppedisano, guitarist/composer
...a brutal cascade of sonic artifacts that immerse the listener in a beautiful sea of noisy guitar textures dripping down the walls... slow moving ambient slabs of free-metal... completely free of all the constraining trappings of rock music. - Peter Thelen, Exposé
...an orgy for the ears of guitar freaks everywhere. - Ken Shimamoto, The Stash Dauber
I just listened to the sample track. In many ways, takes me to some of the same emotional places as the early Pierre Boulez piano sonatas...high ground very rarely reached among the frozen peaks. - Bart Mallio, bassist (Private World, Cold Coffee, Runs with Scissors)
Chord is awesome ... gave it a proper spin last night and got completely lost in it. I think extinction event is my favorite. - Alex Geisel, musician
I hear history in CHORD. Subtle glimpses of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane (Om especially), and Led Zeppelin's Kashmir. Oh, and one more, because of your exquisite use of feedback:
Alvin Lucier's I am sitting in a room. I also want to tell you how much I appreciate the detail in the sound, especially in the noise. And your presence! It's as though I can hear you listening to you. - Judy Klein, composer
Excellent ambient - John L, artist
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