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Payne, David: Nirvana Unplugged (Bug Incision Records)

David Payne (Fossils, Slut Mouth, Middle James Co.) solo offers a wasted take on the acoustic guitar, which is mangled, scraped, rubbed, fingered, bent, and subjected to a variety of preparations.

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David Payne-acoustic guitar, objects

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Label: Bug Incision Records
Catalog ID: bim-45
Squidco Product Code: 14591

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Canada
Packaging: Paper foldover in a plastic sleeve
Recorded in Fall 2010 at MJC HQ in Hamilton, Ontario.

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"There's an album called Futuro, a trio date which features Tetuzi Akiyama on what sounds like an amplified acoustic or resonator guitar. The music is extremely taut, with long silences and subtle gestures. A short blow of breath is released through a trumpet, a drumhead is rubbed, that kind of thing. Akiyama's playing is the most deliciously tense of the trio, sounding like he's moving a slide underneath the strings every couple minutes; very controlled, very focused work.

David Payne's (Hamilton, Ontario's main man behind Fossils, Slut Mouth, and the mighty Middle James Co.) latest solo slab offers a rowdy, wasted take on this approach, minus the silences and the playing partners. His acoustic guitar is mangled and scraped, rubbed, fingered, and bent, and is subjected to a variety of preparations. The results are unlike his work in Fossils, whose lightly abrasive approach is much more inscrutable. It's possibly more akin to an unplugged and halved version of Slut Mouth, or if you've ever heard some of his solo tapes, you might be on the right track. But, as with all of Payne's work, there's an air of unpretentious seriousness to the proceedings, no fat, all business."-Bug Incision

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Track Listing:

1. about a girl 1:40

2. cum ass ur 4:28

3. penny royal w/ cheese 6:22

4. dumb 3:30

5. paul lee 5:30

6. on a plane 3:57

7. something in the way yeah 2:22

8. all apologies 0:17

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Guitarists, &c.
Vancouver and Western Canada
Free Improvisation
Objects and Home-made Instruments
Canadian Composition & Improvisation

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