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You Scream A Rapid Language

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You Scream A Rapid Language
You Scream A Rapid Language


YOU SCREAM A RAPID LANGUAGE collects recent solo & small-group compositions by bassist/composer James Ilgenfritz. Terminal Affirmative (2014) pounds out maximalist speed metal shredding for violin & double-pedal bass drum; Apophenia III: The Index (2016) uses the experimental fiction of J. G. Ballard (with violin, prepared piano, & two-handed tapping on electric guitar playes through a talk box); Apophenia IV: A Bell In Every Finger (2018) uses the late Steve Dalachinsky's poetry about avant-garde pianists/composers Cecil Taylor & Muhal Richard Abrams to generate another fragmented narrative. How To Talk To Your Children About Not Looking At The Eclipse (2018) blends avant-jazz phrasing with a plethora of extended techniques for solo flute, while Fanfares For Modest Accomplishments (2014) revels in restraint and focused energy. With star appearances by pianists Kathleen Supové & Joseph Kubera, the violin duo String Noise (Violent Femmes's Gordon Gano, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier), Thomas Buckner (Roscoe Mitchell, Robert Ashley), & William Winant (Mr Bungle, John Zorn), the album pits rare talents of diverse artists against each other.


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  2. Terminal Affirmative
  3. Apophenia III: The Index
  4. How to Talk to Your Children About Not Looking at the Eclipse
  5. Apophenia IV: A Bell in Every Finger
  6. Fanfares for Modest Accomplishments: I
  7. Fanfares for Modest Accomplishments: II
  8. Fanfares for Modest Accomplishments: III
  9. Fanfares for Modest Accomplishments: IV
  10. Fanfares for Modest Accomplishments: V
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