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ARTIST
TITLE
Kurtlanmak/Damascus
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
UR 001CD UR 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/30/2006

"James Plotkin began his musical career as the guitarist for metal band Old with vocalist Alan Dubin. The two would cross paths again under the guise of Khanate. In the interim Plotkin would become involved in projects ranging from guitar bent soundscape and grind to free improvisation. His body of work spans format and label, recording for Avant, Hydra Head, Asphodel, Earache, Southern Lord and Archive among others. Whether writing, performing, or producing, his output has been invariably unique and extreme. Kurtlanmak/Damascus is no exception. Recorded live in New York and Buenos Aires respectively, the tracks show a side of Plotkin rarely seen: that of the solo artist. Plotkin utilizes two distinct setups for each performance and channels the sound of acoustic instrumentation through the hum of electronic sorcery. Originally released on Utech to overwhelming acclaim, Kurtlanmak landed squarely on Wire magazine's best Outer Limits release list last year. The music has been remastered for this edition and the packaging expanded. 'Damascus' is added here as a bonus track and is previously unreleased."