Thursday, June 12, 2008

Evelyn Glennie and Fred Frith - The Sugar Factory

I downloaded this album after watching the documentary Touch the Sound back when it came out, but I haven't listened to this nearly as much as I would like. If you're an avant-garder or are into free improvisation, you might blow a load when you hear this album and/or watch the documentary. Evelyn Glennie is an almost entirely deaf percussionist and Fred Frith is a composer/improvisor that has conquered music and sound from pretty much every angle. The video posted below will give you a better idea of what the album sounds like rather than trying to explain it myself. There are numerous moments from Frith and Glennie in the documentary that are even more impressive than what's heard on this album, so after you download this make sure to rent or purchase the documentary.

- Dan

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