A contrasting album of beauty and sonic exploration from Texas native, NY bassist Tom Blancarte, fueled by quotes from Frank Herbert and Ran Prieur, an unusual and creative album using extended and imaginative techniques from one of NY's finest bassists.
Catalog ID: tb02
Squidco Product Code: 18954
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a cardstock sleeve
Recorded by Colin Marston at Menegroth, the thousand Caves in Queens, New York on June 24th and 25th, 2013.
Tom Blancarte-amplified upright bass
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SIDE A Secher Nbiw (The Golden Path)
SIDE B Kralizec (Typhoon Struggle at the End of the Universe)
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"For nearly a decade, bassist Tom Blancarte has been contributing a vivid pallet of dark frequencies to New York's creative music scene. A native of Austin, Texas, his formative years included a steady diet of fantasy and sci-fi novels and video games, and later on a total immersion in death and black metal. Accordingly, Blancarte has cultivated a demented and visceral instrumental practice that transcends the experimental bass canon and pushes improvisatory art to new extremes. Tom announces his debut as a solo artist with The Shortening of the Way, a bold new release on Dan Peck's Tubapede Records label. After years of holding down the low end with a number of avant-garde groups (such as Peter Evans' Quintet, Seabrook Power Plant, Totem, The Home of Easy Credit, and The Gate), Blancarte pushes his way to the fore with a contrasting album of beauty and sonic exploration. The LP jacket features photography by Tom's father, Gilbert Blancarte, and quotations from science fictionauthor Frank Herbert and anti-civilization blogger Ran Prieur."-Tubapede