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Re: Loops, jungle, Bill Nelson and the Darsan Trio, was Re: Squarepusher on 52nd.

Rev. Doubt-Goat wrote:

> ---Andre LaFosse <altruist@earthlink.net> wrote:
> > -- Bill Nelson, "After The Sattelite Sings."  Largely a
> song-oriented,
> > vocal affair; about half of the tunes on here are
> jungle-oriented.
> > Pretty good.
> Pretty good?!!  It's the best vocal album he's ever done!

Sorry to raise the proverbial ire.  Like anything else I write, "pretty
good" is more a reflection of my personal reaction -- in the case of the
above posting, in terms of how it integrates jungle into the
compositional elements of the tunes.  I'm no Nelson expert, though, so
I'll gladly defer to your judgement on how it rates in terms of his
other material.

> IMHO.  And, if you have any training in western occultism,
> all the lyrics take on very interesting meanings.

Even though I don't know his music, I do really like a lot of the songs
on there quite a bit, regardless of the rhythmic element (or the occult
overtones, for that matter).  There's a certain ultra-glossy sheen to
the sound that I'm not nuts about, but again, that's just my own take on

Then again, ultra-glossy sheens aren't necessarily a bad thing,
especially based upon your description of your gig partner's "attire." 
Wonder what would have happened if you'd done 
*that* piece at Starbucks.



> Does anyone know if Bill Nelson does any loopage?  I have
> practically everything he's done, and I would suppose the
> closest thing would be the monumental ambient/esoteric
> offering "Strange Encounters in the Garden of Light". If
> he doesn't have a looper, he should!
> As for the jungle and guitar thing, I just did a micro gig
> (a 25min. set) as the Darsan Trio at the Satyicon in
> Portland, OR for a tribute to the late Anton Levy.
> I used an EPS sampler to loop beats lifted from Bill
> Laswell and King Crimson, slowed down about an octave.
> Now, I realize that jungle is usually sped up, so what I
> was doing was not technically jungle, but what the hell,
> close enough.
> Over this I looped guitar with ye olde JamMan. I worked
> with a dancer who used a wireless headset mike that went
> through my old Digitech 7.6 delay, set to about 4 seconds.
> She read a couple of poems and caused general vocal
> mayhem. The JamMan was midi'd to the EPS, but the Digitech
> was not synched in any way.  The dancer wore nothing but
> silver paint. We were quite the hit, as you might well
> imagine ;-)
> 93
> Rev. DOubt-Goat
> Check out the new Darsan Trio web site at
> http://www.spiritone.com/~skhtmt/
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