Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Greg Davis - Regarding Wave (Part 1)
Another blanket of tenderness from Install, this time from the if-you-don't-know-him-already-you-better-got-on-that-shit dronester Greg Davis. Regarding Wave is his latest journey into the euphoric bliss drone waters, a place Davis reigns admiral among admirals.
I understand that this sort of thing might be old hat to some of you, but what Greg Davis does with the shimmer is totally his own. Plus, he's opening for Tortoise so that should tell you something. Clearly enough people think he's got the chops to please many many audiences. And they're right. Davis is the motherfucking man.
The centerpiece of Regarding Wave, "Rainbow Body" clocking in at over 20 minutes, is absolute heaven. Suuuper minimal drone, some low end didgeridoo-like thrum coupled with revolving wine glass sounding tones weaving through the cerebral cortex, massaging the consciousness in to other dimensions, until all of the previously syncopated waves slide into perfect time with each other, eliciting an incredibly beautiful harmonic joy. Wake up. This is as good as it gets.
"Rainbow Body" is book-ended by two shorter songs, parts 1 & 2 of the title track. Both are as equally transcendent as "Body," fleshing out the album from what could have been just a really solid 22 minute EP to a 40+ minute stunning piece of glory drone. Do not wait on this. There's 1000 copies of Regarding Wave and all signs are pointing to "YOU NEED THIS."