Bill Horist and Marron
only other Horist cd (Songs from the Nerve Wheel) Iíve ever heard
astounded me. I thought: if this is normal for him, heís one of the best
free guitarists going. When I saw this and realized it had an
electronics person Iíd never heard of to boot I had high hopes. Stepping
into Sleep didnít disappoint. Track after track opened up new
terrain. I was reminded of David Behrmanís pastoral, wobbly, humanized
electronics when I heard Marron. But this is something new. For one,
itís sometimes frenetic, so there goes part of the Behrman reference.
The duo make each track full of surprises in terms of tonality, texture,
mood and overall architecture. Horist is adventurous as ever and Marron
(Tanaka Yasuhiko) is a tonic. Both bring home the bacon. No New Music
follower should pass this up.