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Author Topic: Bosch's Ear Tunneling Debut a 13 Track Warp Speed Flight  (Read 1711 times)
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« on: October 27, 2009, 03:41:51 PM »

10/27/2009 – Algonquin, IL - Over the course of 48 hours in the studio, Bosch members Christopher Brown, Charles Greenleaf and Kevin Sims created their thirteen track, eponymously titled first release, Bosch.  Planning was utterly simple:  Sims arrived via car from Athens, Georgia with a carload of instruments, Greenleaf arrived via plane from Athens, and Brown, proprietor of northern Illinois’ Studio Roadnoise, set up a mix template to accommodate their many instruments.

What you hear on this CD is pure and serious play as three creative and talented musicians abandon all orthodoxy and, like the flocking of birds, allow natural and organic organizing principles to govern the structure and evolution of their play.

The schedule was intense, with four recording sessions over 48 hours.  The trio replenished themselves between recordings with food, swimming and viewing DVDs on such subjects as Harry Partch and Glen Gould and an array of Adult Swim episodes.  Each of the recording sessions seemed to improve on the previous one.  By the end, they felt confident they had a CD in the hard drive.

From Andrew Rieger of Elf Power: "…somewhat reminiscent of moods evoked on Laurie Anderson's classic “Big Science” album, yet far more murky." "…creating a mood somewhat akin to that of German art rockers Faust."

"This is where I close my eyes…about two seconds into the first track.  I’ve listened back to these recordings numerous times since they were imprinted, sometimes to tape, sometimes to digital ones and zeroes.  Always the same…somehow never repeated… the eyelids pulled by gravity – awaiting the various colors and changing scenes.  'Dreaming of Daybreak', 'A Long Way From Home' and 'Savor the Fall' all seem to bring to life the images of the triptych of the (possible – though not quite sure) namesake, H. Bosch.  There are sounds enveloped, crushed, shimmering, swallowed, blessed and cursed within this album.  Before I know it I am hearing the hallucinogenic fairground that is 'No Carnival Complete'.  Where did I end up?  In Turkey with a snake charmer conducting a whirling waltz spiraling out of control until it diminishes…..?  This time, yes… time, who knows.  It was quite a transcendental experience to create this music with these others.  You have to let go to gain control.  Destination reached by wanderlust.  I don't take the playback lightly until I’m able to let go….about two seconds in." - Charles Greenleaf

"I didn't know what to expect the first time Charles and I played music with Chris.  After a few seconds of listening, I decided to play the first thing that came into my head.  Years later, we’re still making music that outruns my imagination."  - Kevin Sims

"What a treat it’s been to play with these two.  With Random Touch I had decades of collaboration to grease the wheels of improvisation.  With Bosch we have almost a generation between us, and very different musical experiences, but right from the start we had this magic.  It's strong, it's durable, it's undeniable."
- Christopher Brown

On November 15, 2009, Bosch will be available for purchase at CDBaby and

Press Inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
PH: 828-350-8158

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