The sound of Joe Morris
’ electric guitar, with distortion pedal set on stun and wah-wah pedal fully engaged, colliding with Jamie Saft
’s droning, microtonal organ and Mike Pride
’s thunderous free drumming approach to the kit creates a mind-numbing maelstrom on The Spanish Donkey
, the improvising trio’s debut on RareNoise.
A follow-up to XYX, their 2011 released on Northern Spy Records, the album consists of three throbbing tracks — the brutal 32-minute title track RAOUL, the 22-minute Behavioral Sink and 16-minute Echoplex piano feature Dragon Fly Jones — that showcase The Spanish Donkey’s remarkable group-think as well as the individual player’s uncanny intuition on their respective instruments.
More intensely cathartic, startlingly original and compelling than anything you’ve ever heard — think of it as the child of John Coltrane’s Interstellar Space and Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music — RAOUL stands as a hellacious manifesto by one of the most formidable improvising trios around today.
Jamie Saft : Organs, Synthesizers, Moog
Joe Morris : Electric guitar
Mike Pride : Drums
2. Behavioural Sink
3. Dragon Fly Jones
All songs written by Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Mike Pride
published by Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)
Produced by Jamie Saft
Recorded and Mixed by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound, NY.
Mastered by Vin Cin at Electric Plants Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Artwork and Design by Brad Sawyer
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo
© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2015