This percussionist from North Carolina literally beats a Passion Play of virtuosic Christian noise on an assortment of homemade instruments and implements.
"Clang Quartet is the musical project of Scotty Irving (drummer for Geezer Lake, Eugene Chadbourne, Benjomatic, and others). Live, Clang Quartet is predominantly an improvisational percussion/performance-art show, based metaphorically on his life as a follower of Jesus Christ. The recorded output features standard instruments like guitars, keyboards, and drums as well as Irving's own electrified crutch mixed with sound collages of family tape recordings from his childhood & field recordings. Truly experimental music in the spirit of Swans, Whitehouse, Merzbow, and AC/DC."
JACK WRIGHT TRIO
Described twenty years ago as an "undergrounder by design," Jack Wright is a veteran saxophone improviser based mainly in Philadelphia. He has played mostly on tour through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 72 he is still the "Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation," as guitarist Davey Williams called him in the 80s, on the road as much as ever. And he continues to inspire players outside music-school careerdom, playing sessions with visiting and resident players old and new. His partners over the years are mostly unknown to the music press, and too numerous to mention. He's said to have the widest vocabulary of any, including leaping pitches, punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and obscene animalistic sounds. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, "In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king". For more info go to http://www.springgardenmusic.com/ for sounds http://soundcloud.com/jackwright and writings http://jackiswright.wordpress.com/
FiatNil is Graham Moore (Blossoming Noise, Cursory, Ex-Black Natural) and Chris White (Magicicada). Sheets of industrial magick conjured by two of Atlanta's most prolific avant geniuses.