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THOR & FRIENDS

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Format: LP
Cata No: LM11
Barcode: 613505500076
Format: CD
Cata No: LM11CD
Barcode: 616892422440
Thor & Friends is the eponymous full length debut from
the avant-chamber ensemble formed by polymath percussionist
Thor Harris. It was recorded in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, and produced by Jeremy Barnes and Heather
Trost from A Hawk & A Hacksaw and Deerhoof’s John
Dieterich.
The three core members of the band are Peggy Ghorbani
on marimba, Sarah “Goat” Gautier on marimba, vibraphone,
xylophone, organ, voice, mellotron and piano,
and Harris on sundry percussion and wind instruments including
some of his own devising. They are joined Jeremy
Barnes on accordion, drum, and mellotron; Heather Trost
on violin, voice & marimba; John Dieterich on guitar, bass,
castanets and special effects; and Raven on bone flute, and
electronic sounds.
The band was inaugurated after Harris toured for five
years as the percussionist of iconic avant-rock ensemble
Swans. As a vehicle for experimentation with American
Minimalism with a rotating cast of Austin-based musicians,
Harris draws on composers including Terry Riley and Steve
Reich, but also such diverse influences as Brian Eno, Aphex
Twin, Moondog and The Necks; the album centers around
a polyrhythmic core of mallet-struck instruments—
primarily marimba, xylophone and vibraphone. Circling
these core motifs are shifting streams of everything from
processed pedal steel and analog synthesizer to violin, viola,
stand-up bass, clarinet, duduk and oboe. By rooting their art
in both improvisation and the involvement of neighbors and
friends in their process, Thor & Friends embody utopian
optimism, making use of what and whom is around at any
given moment to make music with.

Tracks:

1. White Sands
2. Whose Fingers
3. Crusades
4. 12 Ate
5. Slow Prisoner
6. Lullaby For Klaus
7. Jordan?s Song
8. Medieval
9. Thirsty Camel

Press:

? Debut album by long running Swans
percussionist
? Produced by and guest apperances by
members of A Hawk & A Handsaw and
Deerhoof
? For fans of Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Brian
Eno, Apex Twin and Moondog

 

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