collating bones (signifier) wrote,
collating bones
signifier

Richard Youngs: River Through Howling Sky

Youngs' last few solo albums have been all about extreme minimalism, but in a singer-songwriter context--he hovers over every note--which is rare, and sort of neat, though it's not often that I get the powerful impulse to play them. (I do sometimes, though.) This one's slightly more band-like, although it's all Youngs overdubbing himself in the same extremely deliberate, high-pause-content way. This reminds me of something, this reminds me of something, I thought, and then I thought: Jandek! It's like some of the earlier Jandek records, after he'd dropped the steady pulse of "Ready for the House," except Jandek never found a simpatico "band" the way Youngs has here.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments