JASON LESCALLEET / NMPERIGN

Love Me Two Times

(Intransitive - INT026) 2xCD $19.50 (Out-of-stock)

This twenty-three-track double-CD is the result of six years of live and studio collaboration between the Boston improvising duo of Bhob Rainey (soprano sax) and Greg Kelley (trumpet) with tape-loop operator/electronics whiz of some renown Jason Lescalleet. Recorded at a wide range of venues with correspondingly varied attacks (not to mention degrees of fidelity), Love Me Two Times provides as comprehensive a picture as is likely feasible of these three, from the microscopically subtle to blood smeared yawps, from gorgeously woven drones to, well, Julia Child.

NMPERIGN

Ommatidia

(Intransitive - int035) Used CD $4.00

“The first studio album as an unaccompanied duo by Greg Kelley (trumpet) and Bhob Rainey (soprano sax) … is spare and peerlessly inventive as always, but the mood remains light and joyful, with a subtle undercurrent of absurd humor…. [G]usts of breath, percussive splatter, and controlled explosions form six succinct pieces that feel alive and vital, while still speaking in nmperign’s utterly unique … language.”

NMPERIGN

This Is Nmperign's Second CD

(Twisted Village - TW1049) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

On this compelling investigation of sound in space and time from 1999, Bhob Rainey and Greg Kelley make audible every particle of sound they produce. Every ounce of spit and cubic inch of air that is pushed through the sax and trumpet comes through the speakers in stunning colors and textures. Sharp, crystalline fractures of sound, with fragments of disembodied melody meted out in small quantities. Guest include Jason Lescallett on tape loops, Tatsuya Nakatani on percussion, and Phil Gelb on shakuhachi.