Here’s an excerpt from Premier Guitar‘s review of Macroscope, the new album from the Nels Cline Singers, who play LPR on Thursday, May 1st with Mary Halvorson:
“If the only thing you’ve heard from sonic alchemist Nels Cline is the indie-rock rumblings he adds to Wilco, you’re missing out on one of the most creative guitarists around. His latest album, MACROSCOPE, is a deep exploration into free-from, improvised music but with a more textural, melodic slant.”
Keep reading the review here. The magazine singles out “Climb Down” and “Canales’ Cabeza” as two “must-hear” Macroscope tracks. Go ahead and check out the latter below, along with an excerpt from Nels’ explanation of the track for Premier Guitar.
Here’s Nels on “Canales’ Cabeza”:
“This is a groover in 6/4 dedicated to our friend and wizard chef Paul Canales, one of the coolest (yet most intense) people I know and a huge supporter of forward-leaning music. Songs like this are really just excuses to blow over a percolating ostinato. Trevor (Dunn, on electric bass) and Scott (Amendola, on drums) totally bring it. I almost always get tense trying to play a smokin’ solo in the studio with headphones, and this is no exception!”
The Nels Cline Singers come to LPR on Thursday 5/1!
posted by John