$15.00 - On Sale
(mail order copies ship the week of March 3 ; in stores March 17, 2015)
(NOTE January release has been delayed due to manufacturing issues)
With his new double album THE PERISCOPE TWINS, singer/songwriter, film composer, rock and roller and abstract noisemaker CHRIS BROKAW steps fully into the void. Since 2002 Chris has alternated his solo albums between instrumental forays and what he calls "singing songs", never entirely leaving behind his roots in rock and punk while exploring new avenues of traditional and nontraditional forms. 2008 saw the formation of his own label, Capitan Records, whose first release "Canaris" showed two sides of the acoustic guitar: ruminative finger-picked pieces, and the howling 18 minute title track, wherein his Martin nearly explodes through a wall of amplifiers. In recent years he has explored abstract forms in duos with Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))), David Michael Curry (the Willard Grant Conspiracy) and Alex Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten); with THE PERISCOPE TWINS he delivers two solo pieces, each 40-45 minutes long; one for electronics, one for electric guitar; each one take, no overdubs. Brilliantly mastered by Bob Weston, THE PERISCOPE TWINS draws the listener into realms of both hypnosis and osmosis; drone for anyone and everyone.
Chris will tour extensively upon release. He also continues to play in WREKMEISTER HARMONIES, THE NEW YEAR, THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FERRIES and THE LEMONHEADS. Expect extensive action from Chris with these and much more in 2015.
(includes download code)
2XLP black vinyl - 94% in stock