Plymouth at the Bimhuis was a great journey. It was very great to see those great musicians together on one stage!
The sound was overwhelming and you have to listen it a couple of times, so you can follow and listen to each musician and off course as a band.
Following on the heels of their successful collaboration on 2013‘s Slobber Pup, one of the most intensely throbbing releases in the RareNoise catalog, keyboardist Jamie Saft and guitarist Joe Morris have reunited for another potent and provocative offering in Plymouth. Joining them on the three expansive pieces that comprise this purely improvised set are the indelible rhythm tandem of bassist Chris Lightcap and drummer Gerald Cleaver, who have played together in various settings (including Morris’ quartet) since the late ‘90s, and rising star avant garde guitarist Mary Halvorson (a former student of Morris’). Together they create compelling stream-of-conscious sonic excursions that range from zen-like quietude to hellacious distortion-laced fury, as on the 20-minute “Manomet,” the 13-minute title track and the 29-minute journey, “Standish.” Nothing is ever predictable or resolves neatly on this audacious, wildly uncompromising outing.
Jamie Saft – piano / organs
Joe Morris – elec. guitars
Mary Halvorson – elec. guitars
Chris Lightcap – elec. bass
Gerald Cleaver – drums