Intransitive Recordings is very proud to present Love Me Two Times, the highly anticipated double-CD epic by Jason Lescalleet (tapeloops) and nmperign (Bhob Rainey – soprano sax, and Greg Kelley – trumpet). The result of six years of live and studio collaboration, LM2X is by far the most ambitious and uncompromising statement yet by this formidable trio.
The album begins as a more-or-less straight documentary-style recording of group improvisation, but don’t get too comfortable – over the course of the next two hours, the ground steadily shifts, the bottom drops out, and any expectations a listener may have had going in are thoroughly trampled. Join the group as they visit art galleries, rock clubs, living rooms, at least one church, and the kitchen of a famous chef, before finally putting a fist through an amplifier. Fans will find the usual ingredients here: crusty old reel-to-reel tape decks, cheap keyboards, amplified and acoustic horns – but rude tape splices, violent humor, and confusingly degraded fidelity push the music far from safe territory. The visceral drama of LM2X does not neatly spell out its intentions, nor does it signal exactly what it has up its sleeve. It exists in its own universe, demands repeat listens and to be taken on its own terms.
Praise for Love Me Two Times:
“This is a sensational album… I’m not sure what comes to your mind when pondering the horn/horn/table configuration herein documented, but what came to mine by no means prepared me for two things; (a) the incredible UNIVERSE of sound produced and recorded and presented for our delectation, and (b) the robust, muscular, BEEF of this music. Allow me to state here and now: I would be perfectly comfortable in a variety of settings (art-gallery gig/rock club/street brawl) knowing that these motherfuckers had my back. They are hard, man; there is no fat on these fellahs or on the sounds they is makin’. What you really wanna do is cue up the whole thing from start to end, get comfortable with a beer and a dog, and settle in for a couple hours-worth of new-musical trip. (And if you’re at all like me, start all over again when you’re done.)Before I got my mitts on Love Me Two Times, I wanted to hear it pretty bad. Now I have, all that remains is for me to urge you to get YOUR mitts on it too. 9/10″ – Foxy Digitalis
released April 19, 2006
Jason Lescalleet - tape loops, electronics, field recordings
Bhob Rainey - soprano saxophone
Greg Kelley - trumpet
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