Broder / Cartwright
(Roaratorio - ROAR08) LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)
Andrew Broder (aka Lex Records/Ninja Tune recording artist Fog) and George Cartwright (leader of the long-running avant/jazz group Curlew and Gloryland Ponycat Trio) lay claim to some barrier-crashing and genre-splicing within their respective bodies of work. Together on a Minneapolis stage in February 2004, they cross-pollinate like killer bees with their array of saxes, laptops, turntables, keyboards, and various effects. Broder and Cartwright’s free improv would work fine as a soundtrack for documentaries on paranormal phenomena, so start filming, auteur. Limited edition on red vinyl, with hand-silkscreened covers.s/t
(Roaratorio - ROAR19) LP $18.00
Recorded at various Minneapolis venues throughout 2009, Rag captures freely improvised meetings between saxophonist Cartwright (longtime leader of Curlew, associations with Ornette Coleman, Half Japanese, Alex Chilton and Loren Mazzacane) and percussionist Seru, whose playing is a trompe l’oreille marriage of forward motion and suspended stasis; witness his work with Milo Fine, Paul Metzger and Evan Parker, among others. Cartwright can be restlessly melodic or jaggedly guttural on the reeds, although his bedrock lyricism is never far from the surface. Edition of 300, each copy with unique print by Anne Elias on the jacket. Colored vinyl. Includes digital download coupon.