Loud Noises In A Corner: Engagements On Urbain Terrain
"John Bruce Wallace is a composer/performer currently exploring the avant-GEIST through improvisational guitar. He has a heavy interest in the textural aspects of tones and the time/space dimensioning of emotion through the interrelationship of noncongruous sonic phases and time configurations. His improvised compositions often incorporate sonorous multi-tonal qualities, dense interwoven passages juxtapositioned with harmonic and microtonal sound statements, or silence topographically related by irregular syntaxed rhythms and primitive beats. He is credited with having invented a method of playing guitar while constantly changing (phasing) pitch values." For a guy whose list of desert islands discs contains works by Scelsi, Globokar, Kagel, Xenakis & others of the same ilk, it's interesting to hear such a loud, aggressively rock-like, feedback laden approach to solo-bedroom electric guitar.