Sunday, August 5, 2007

TOM RECCHION-CHAOTICA, CD, 1996 (RECORDED: 1985-86), USA






First heard on Brent Wilcox's legendary radio show FRGK and subsequently seen enacted live at a small club in L.A., (with spools of tape looping about the audience on mounted reel-to-reel players interspersed with plug-in glowing fireplace logs) the delirious Rube Goldberg-like sonic contraptions that this L.A. Free Music Society mastermind concocted out of detourned Esquivel loops and keyboards is something that continues to enthrall and inspire me 20+ years later. Dizzying and deformed in all the most subtle ways, this candy coated surrealist audio fantasia is a never-ending fount of pure pleasure.

Get part one Here

Get part two Here

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

ah, you just made my day! I could listen to the track "complex shape in the sky" on loop for days. If you have more by this guy, I'd love to hear it. Thanks again!

panagiotis A. stathis said...

lovely,

thanks eric

fuzztunnel said...

Fantastic stuff!!!, and a great complement to Dennis Duck's "disco" album...

JW said...

I was going to comment on the similarity in art to the first american OOIOO record and Boredoms 'WOW2' but then I was like oh BIRDMAN records... aha! :D

danny said...

be sure to check out his equally enthralling CD... Sweetly Doing Nothing on Schoolmap. Amazing stuff from one of America's unsung new music heroes.