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Unconventional improvised music incorporating experimental metal, free form jazz, art rock, electro-acoustic music, in a quintet with Mike Pride (drums), Charlie Looker (guitar), Chuck Bettis (voice & laptop), Darius Jones (sax) and Sam Hillmer (sax).

Period (Pride / Looker / Bettis / Jones / Hillmer)

Period (Pride / Looker / Bettis / Jones / Hillmer): 2 (Public Eyesore)

Label: Public Eyesore    
Released in: USA    

"For years, now, Mike Pride has joined forces with Charlie Looker to make some off-kilter improvised music that touches on several of their favorite bases at once: experimental metal, free form jazz, art rock, electro-acoustic music and the like. Period, as this union of the drummer and guitarist call themselves, hasn't been confined to just Pride and Looker; Chuck Bettis often sat in with his croaking vocals and light electronic touches, and saxophonists Darius Jones (Little Women) and Sam Hillner (the Zs) sometimes participated in the fun, too. 2 is a blatant display of doom but not blatant display of chops, at least, not in the jazz sense of chops. It's a temperament thing, and much of 2 moves at a glacial pace, and yet, the fury is all there. Slow motion death metal. Listening to 2 makes it easy to imagine why the first album quickly disappeared from stores: music of such profound anger that speaks louder in what is held back than in what is discharged is rarely done soeffectively."-S. Victor Aaron

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Product Information:

UPC: 888295079112

Label: Public Eyesore
Catalog ID: PE 129
Squidco Product Code: 19073

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
No recording information given.


Mike Pride-drums, percussion

Charlie Looker-baritone, acoustic guitar

Chuck Bettis-vocal, laptop

Darius Jones-alto sax

Sam Hillmer-tenor sax

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Track Listing:

1. Two 16:46

2. Four 11:32

3. Ten 3:50

4. Nine 12:28

5. Six 2:12

6. Eleven 6:24

7. Eight 5:11

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