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Noyes, Charles K.

Crimes In High Places, Part 1

Noyes, Charles K. : Crimes In High Places, Part 1 (zOaR Records)

Known as a percussionist, Bay Area improviser Charles K. Noyes' first part of his Crimes In High Places is performed on electric & resonator guitars plus amplified guqin, expanding on the innovations of Derek Bailey in free-form non-idiomatic playing as he works to create a personal language on the instrument, presenting a dark and creatively foreboding vision.

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UPC: 755491172292

Label: zOaR Records
Catalog ID: ZCD 061
Squidco Product Code: 30648

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in Shohola, Pennsylvania,


Charles K. Noyes-electric guitar

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Charles K. Noyes is a percussionist who is associated with Bay Area improvisers including Henry Kaiser, Weasel Walter, Sang-Won Park. He has released a number of solo albums, and is a member of the Invite the Spirit trio.

-Squidco 8/10/2022

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track listing:

1. Unsportsmanlike Conduct 03:42

2. A Tale Of Unforgiving Light 06:42

3. That Trick With Mirrors 19:00

4. Empty Bottles And Broken Hearts 04:55

5. Broken Bottles And Empty Hearts 09:58

6. Tear-Stained Sleeve 01:07

7. Worlds end 06:55

8. Psychosomatic 08:53

9. A Tale Of Coruscating Light 10:41
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"Crimes In High Places, Part 1" is Charles K. Noyes' attempt at fashioning a personal guitar language for the 21st century. Expanding on the innovations of Derek Bailey, his playing is equal parts 'electric' and 'guitar'."-ZoAr

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