Label: Absurd Exposition
LAFMS系最強バンドAirwayに参加した事でその注目度は高まっている、ロサンゼルスを拠点に活動を続けるドラマー&パーカッショニストのTed Byrnes。2019年にソロカセット[Double Negative]をリリースしたカナダAbsurd Expositionより最新作[All Hands]を発表。ガラクタをグシャグシャに潰し積み上げる様に、殆ど飽和状態となったジャンクの揺らぎがクールに紡がれていく、もはやプライベートな儀式を眺めている様な印象。限定102部、アートワークカードが付属するジップロック・バック入り。DLコード付き。
Edition of 102 pro-dubbed tapes with 4x6 artwork housed in plastic bags. Includes download code.
"There's something life reaffirming about each Ted Byrnes release. The intensity of his playing is ejaculatory and joyful. His recordings are intimate, and every time I hear them I feel like I've been ushered into a private ritual by a masked attendant to see something in a molten, liminal space outside of daily experience. Purity has not yet been fully exorcised from modern life, and in Ted's work, it feels like we can still have a brush with that elusive quality. Something flows directly from his heart into his work, and the flurry of rattles, pops, rolls and plinks in his sound feels like taking flight. There's a momentum he builds over each painstaking, feverishly rendered track that's entirely unto itself. On his new release "All Hands," Byrnes is as vibrant and exploratory as ever. He absolutely jackhammers through cuts like "Gifts" and imbues opener "Adjacent Object" with little frills and touches that indicate the subtlety he explored on another excellent 2020 release, "Tactility." He's the kind of artist you can show practically anyone and leave them mouths agape. If you can split the difference between Penis Geyser and Rashied Ali, as Ted has, you're clearly onto something - and if you're not listening to Mr. Byrnes, I have no idea what you're doing." - Josh Landes (Limbs Bin)