Wednesday, January 26, 2011

RIP (again)

Second anniversary of Andrew Cox's demise, commemorated by listening to some of his solo stuff: the ear-piercing Arioch (1980) and the more considered Methods ('80) and Hydra ('81) and Songs from the Earth ('83), all on YHR; then a couple of very long, unreleased pieces from the 00s involving heavy processing of single sound sources - very dark ambient, very minimal... to the point of hardly anything happening. The temptation to see in Andrew's music the reflection of inner turmoil is obvious, as it is with any troubled artist. Suffice to say it's difficult listening, whether you knew the guy or not.

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