There a certain amount of irony in calling a group Original Silence that brings together members of The Thing, Sonic Youth, ZU and The Ex. Mats Gustafsson (baritone sax, live electronics), Thurston Moore (guitar), Jim O'Rourke (electronica), Terrie X (guitar), Massimo Pupillo (electric bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) threaten the sound barrier just by being in the same room together. The supergroup's second live album continues the onslaught begun on The First Original Silence (Smalltown Supersound, 2007), a sort of proto-improvised rock that makes no attempt at subtlety. This is Peter Brotzmann's Machine Gun electrified, with the ...read more
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