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ARTIST
TITLE
Ironic Universe
FORMAT
CD/DVD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ADHOC 019%2F20CD ADHOC 019/20CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/11/2006

"On these disks, Denver-based acoustic guitarist Janet Feder furthers her exploration on the instrument, and teams up with another of the world's most respected guitarists, Mr. Fred Frith. A whole gamut of strange techniques, musical strategies, beautiful tunings and ambiences are employed; the outcome is sure bliss for fans of modern, instrumental music. Part avant-garde, part classical, part folk, in fairly equal proportions, this approach has never before been attempted with such striking success. The DVD portion is separated into 2 segments: Janet's videos were beautifully shot and edited by Hollywood film-maker David Quinn, in a professional studio as she played live. Each track is presented in a different setting to embellish the diverse performances. Fred's video is one, longish improvised session from a recent concert in Boulder, Colorado, also professionally filmed and edited by Quinn. Fred abandoned his electric guitar in lieu of his Taylor acoustic for the event, bringing his playing into a new realm, while still managing to put his many toys (bowls, chains, brushes, dowls etc.) to good use. The music disk is Janet's third CD proper, following on the heels of ReR Megacorp's release of Speak Puppet, and her first, self-issued disk, Iciyimi. The addition of Fred's mostly electric guitar work adds new scope and depth to her compositions, which are exceedingly rife with extended techniques, appurtenances attached to the strings, and virtuosic finger picking." DVD is NTSC format, region free, for North America.