Joe Potts - Gift From The Dead CD
After 30 odd years of very odd sound projects, Joe Potts finally cleared the edge and plunged disc-first squarely into the abyss. “Gift From The Dead” has got to be one of the most disquieting releases ever. To begin with, the disc consists of one 46-minute composition generated primarily from a defective CD combined with the dense washes of Joe's "chopped" optigon. And then there's those orgiastic shrieks from the anonymous vocalist. Finally (just for the sheer pop appeal) throw in some La Monte Young-esque chord extensions. And probably the most bizarre aspect of this CD is that although they have never been fused together in quite this way, all of these elements are ideas that Potts has been exploring for the last three decades.
- Gift From The Dead