The title referencing a Blind Willie McTell entreaty to himself, Elliott Sharp's contemporary blues project Teraplane truly "kicks" in 8 burning pieces of concentrated guitar work from Sharp, solo and in overdub, recording in Studio zOaR while performing on electric guitar, vong co guitar, lap steel guitar, console steel guitars, mandocello, mandola, basses & drum programming.
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Label: zOaR Records
Catalog ID: ZCD 055
Squidco Product Code: 30646
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve, sealed
Recorded at Studio zOaR, in New York New York, in 2019, by the artist.
Elliott Sharp-electric guitar, vong co guitar, lap steel guitar, console steel guitars, mandocello, mandola, basses, drum programming
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"Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.
A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.
His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.
Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro."-Elliott Sharp-Elliott Sharp website (http://www.elliottsharp.com/bio.html)
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1. Freq Wave 04:18
2. Enceladus Wobble 05:55
3. Zebedee 05:12
4. Slant Six 04:50
5. Denali 05:15
6. Katabasis 05:39
7. Launch Code Blues 04:30
8. A Conspiracy Of Ravens 09:12
sample the album:
"Kick It Six is a guitar album. While this might not be surprising given that Terraplane is Elliott Sharp's contemporary blues band, what might be unexpected is the range of guitar sounds that may be heard here, all in the service of deep emotional commitment to the music. Known for pushing the limits of guitar with an approach that encompasses both a unique vision and ferocious technique, in Kick It Six, E# puts into practice his adage: "If you keep one foot in the future and one in the past, it puts your ass right in the present".
Kick It Six takes its' title from Blind Willie McTell's exhortations to himself when featuring his own guitar solos. It's an apt turn for putting the guitar in the spotlight. The track "Zebedee" is a tribute to another guitar legend, Earl Zebedee Hooker, a Chicago blues session guitarist of great virtuosity whose licks enlivened the music of Muddy Waters and so many more (not to mention being stolen by Led Zeppelin!) Sharp also tips his hat to many other greats, whether explicitly or in passing: both Albert and BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Hubert Sumlin, Albert Collins, Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Sharrock, and John McLaughlin.
The grooves on Kick It Six range from traditional shuffles to glitch-processed hyperfunk but the music is always rooted in the blues."-zOar
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