Elliott Sharp: Tectonics: Errata
Errata blends electronica with free jazz and a touch of noise. While pulsing and crashing noises emerge from his Powerbook, Sharp performs on his weird-looking 8-stringed guitarbass or saxophone (sounds like alto to me). While a lot of the time the performance sounds are distorted to square waves, Sharp also throws in dry tones and touches of reverberant warmth. The style of his performance also varies widely, from bluesy lilt to nostalgic jazz to all-out noise.
The programming is highly variegated and somewhat mesmerizing. It can't be emphasized enough that E# is not for everyone. But if you have an open mind and seek something creatively expansive, you might find Sharp's music highly addictive. Errata is as good a place as any to start.
Track Listing: Spliny Thicket; In Tongues; City of Sand; Which Delta; Calle Siete; Hotfoot; Noospheric; Goomy; Kargyraa; Errataka.
Personnel: Elliott Sharp, guitar, saxophone, programming.
Record Label: Knitting Factory
Style: Modern Jazz