Friday, October 23, 2009

BADGERLORE-BOOK OF DIRT, 3" CDR, 2007, USA



Though it's more known as the repository for the combined talents of one time Deerhoof member Rob Fisk in conjunction with Six Organs Of Admittance's Ben Chasny, Badgerlore on the occasion of this 100 copy 3" CDR is just Fisk all by himself. Here, he plows a furrow through the same rich topsoil from which also spring his collabs with Chasny, slowly churning up a heavy lidded 24 minute expanse of field recordings, languorously chiming acoustic guitar filigree, tape hiss, ghosted sighs and, eventually, distended tendrils of sooty electric guitar, the resultant debris seemingly having been deposited onto the phyllo-like layers of handmade paper that comprise the lovingly decrepit homemade sleeve.

Addendum: according to a comment left on this post by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma of Root Strata, this is not in fact a solo outing from Fisk after all. Quote: "This is actually a live recording of Badgerlore at the Wire's "Adventures in Modern Music" festival in Chicago in 2006. The line up at that time was: Glenn Donaldson, Liz Harris, Pete Swanson,Rob Fisk & Tom Carter."

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(nope...no Megaupload link this time for this one. Their site wasn't cooperating today...)

1 comment:

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma said...

This is actually a live recording of Badgerlore at the Wire's "Adventures in Modern Music" festival in Chicago in 2006. The line up at that time was:
Glenn Donaldson, Liz Harris, Pete Swanson,Rob Fisk & Tom Carter. Not sure about your copy, but mine has mold all over it. Rob confessed to me that there is probably cat poo in there as the dirt all came from his back yard!
Keep up the good work, really enjoy the Blog.
-Jefre Cantu-Ledesma / Root Strata