Friday, May 11, 2007

Package From Corwood

The latest Jandek album, 'Manhattan Tuesday', arrived on Wednesday. It's a two disc live set from a show that took place in New York on September 6, 2005. The representative from Corwood plays Korg synthesizers and sings and is joined on stage by Loren Connors (electric guitar), Matt Heyner (bass), and Chris Corsano (drums).

The songs form a singular piece of music, entitled 'Afternoon Of Insensitivity'. The style is more akin to his album 'Glasgow Monday' which features 'The Cell'. While 'The Cell' was mostly spoken, 'Afternoon Of Insensitivity' is half sung/half spoken and features some very haunting music. After one listen I'd have to say this will likely end up being one of the best albums in the Jandek catalog.

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