Title - 'February meets Soldier String Quartet'
Artist - Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier
For those not in the know, legendary NYC composers, band leaders, multi-instrumentalists and long time collaborators Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier have joined forces with two of their most enduring projects - the trance-blues ecstatic minimalism of Kane's February, and the groundbreaking experimental string quartet innovations of Soldier String Quartet.
With collective experience that includes Swans, La Monte Young and Rhys Chatham for Kane, and John Cale, Bo Diddley and Kurt Vonnegut for Soldier, this pair have got stories to tell.
The just-released February Meets Soldier String Quartet weds overtone-drenched drones with Delta and Chicago blues, trance, minimalism, jazz, no-wave, Hayden, and even the great American songbook.
It's music that reconciles hypnosis with the physicality of a sweat-drenched juke point.
Simply put, these are sounds for dancing, meditating, having sex to, or banging your head against the wall to!
1. 'Hate To See You Go' (9:16)
2. 'It Was A Very Good Year' (8:05)
3. 'Requiem for Hulis Pulis' (16:09)
4. 'Vienna Over the Hills' (11:14)
Opening with the funky 'Hate To See You Go, that's backed by the ornate, free flowing, organic imbibed 'It Was A Very Good Year,' which in turn is followed by the longest track on the EP, the near-17 minute, drum led 'Requiem for Hulis Pulis,' with the recording rounding out on the almost Choral-like transcendency of 'Vienna Over the Hills.'
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