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The NEC and Callithumpian Consort Take On Stockhausen, Boston Phoenix 2.19.09

February 19, 2009

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"The hardest thing is really to follow his suggestions very specifically," Drury points out. "They seem very hazy and proto–New Age, but they're actually very specific. They just don't have dollar amounts attached. 'Play a note inside someone else's note' is specific, even though it's not specific."

Visiting Andrew Witkin’s ICA Exhibit with Lucky Dragons and Stephen Prina, Boston Phoenix, 2.10.09

February 19, 2009

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He patiently handed frayed cables to the 30-or-so audience members sitting on the floor before him (among them a cherub-faced tot with Campbell's Soup–kid hair) and instructed them to press the wires to themselves and hold hands, forming a human synthesizer that pulled a fuzzy drone up in volume and pitch as more bodies joined the circuit.

Record Review — Zu’s “Carboniferous” (Ipecac), Boston Phoenix, 2.9.09

February 19, 2009

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Link to review at the Phoenix here. Advertisements

Summerduck feature in the Boston Phoenix, 2.3.09

February 3, 2009

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What does that have to do with Summerduck? It's the focus on details: the breaths of feedback between hammering chords, the delicately entwined harmonies climbing in and out of measures together, the long sequences of calibrated guitar whispers, and the Zen-like volume of their big, sustained climaxes. Ebrahimi: "The musical equivalent is that there's not a wasted note." The band are a study in slow-motion storytelling.