PETER KOLOVOS

Black Colors

(Thin Wrist - TW-I) 3xLP $40.00

The fullest realization to date of the incredibly physical and dynamic musical language of the ex-Open City electric guitarist. Black Colors flows unpredictably from electrified fragments of sound that fold and expand in dense layers to massive tones that surge and collapse in rapid succession. His approach has been called “massively a-formal” and his control of timing and texture “masterful.” Rather than set harmonic or rhythmic structures, he draws form from open sequences of sound events merged and propelled by a distinct internal logic, thus erasing the line between intent and impulse, and creating the immediate and unrepeatable. The six sides of vinyl here are at times dense and teeming with saturated bursts and drones, at others sparse with minute ticks and quiet tones that reverberate in open space. 180g vinyl, mastered at 45RPM. Three full-color jackets inside heavy tip-on slipcase. Includes digital download card.

PETER KOLOVOS

New Bodies

(Thin Wrist - TWH) LP $13.50

Three tracks of electric guitar improvisation by Open City guitarist feature successively recorded left- and right-channel guitars, in which the overdub responds asynchronous to the original. Open City’s two-guitar and drums line-up regularly explored electroacoustic interplay, while New Bodies lets rip with all the skronk and blurt Kolovos has been holding in for the last decade, in tiny, tightly gated segments. “Derek Bailey covering The Residents' Duck Stab.” — Bruce Russell, The Wire. Includes download card. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2009