loren connors & clint heidorn Light (numbered clear vinyl LP, £16.95)label: Family Vineyard
Light is the debut of iconic avant guitarist Loren Connors and newcomer Clint Heidorn, a perfectly matched six-string duo recorded at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn. As in all Connors' music the blues is the monophonic foundation - and this is no exception. Yet as ghost tones flicker, shimmering melodies collapse into speaker rattling brumes that are epic and startling as Giacinto Scelsi's string quartets or Igor Wakhévitch's choral works. Connors and Heidorn's six string clusters transcend the dimensions of so-called guitar music. Light is a one-sided 12" packaged with two pieces of Connors' art - a detail from a larger work of a recontextualised Matisse painting. One piece is transparent plastic, the other paper. Together, the opaque block of 11-inch x 11-inch sheets are intended to be hung in your window so the light can illuminate the hidden colors. A full colour postcard and download card is also included. Edition of 300 copies.
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