Friday, January 27, 2017

Rhys Chatham - Factor X (1983)

Hypnotic, instrumental art rock monoliths by NYC composer Rhys Chatham. A shimmering wall of guitars -- or brass, in one instance -- grounded by propulsive, post-punk-y drumming. Yes, kinda like Glenn Branca. How the fuck did I just hear about this guy?

Track listing:
1. For Brass
2. Guitar Ring
3. The Out of Tune Guitar, No. 2
4. Cadenza

New York's alright if you like saxophones

More along these lines:
Univers Zero -
Ceux du Dehors (1981)
Bill Horist -
Soylent Radio (1997)


  1. Rhys is the real deal! and he's still making great music. thanks for putting this up.

  2. If you like this, you gotta gotta gotta hear An Angel Moves Too Fast to See. Lots of d bag critics think it's his masterpiece.

  3. Nice AF4 reference. Now I'm going to download this because I've only heard the name...