Drinking from Puddles on 06/30/10
Live on Drinking From Puddles for 06/30/10 it's Lady Lazarus (early) and then the return of Adam Hurst (late: with Pianist Vince Frates) !!
"Fans of shadowy dream-pop will be pleased to discover San Jose's Lady Lazarus, whose ephemeral music for voice and piano makes Grouper sound overproduced. "The Eye in the Eye of the Storm" barely fulfills the minimum conditions of song. The piano part could be a novice exercise: In 4/4 time, the left hand drops a sustained chord as the right climbs a C major scale-- eight consecutive white keys-- over and over. That's it. The vocal line comes and goes casually, without fanfare. The tape machine runs loudly nearby. These rudimentary qualities allow us to feel how deeply inhabited and intimately alone the music is. Her voice is lovely, and nothing is over- or undersold. With slight drags, hesitations, and lunges on the piano, she wrings emotional volumes from that endlessly cycling scale. Though it's left implicit, you can feel the turbulence all around it, like a blizzard at at window. It makes this moment of uncanny stillness a shelter you want to stay inside. It's really slight, and more than ample."--Brian Howe/Pitchfork
And then Adam Hurst with Vince Frates:
"There some artists whose work literally stops you dead in your tracks. You catch your breath, transfixed, afraid that if you breathe it might fade and dissolve. Encountering art at this level triggers an immediate, intimate familiarity, yet it is unlike anything you know, only what you have hoped would be. The experience is transporting, ecstatic, poignant and achingly beautiful all at once, in a moment of meeting that you will never forget. This was my experience in first hearing the music of Adam Hurst, and even more so in seeing... him playing the gypsy cello." -Robert Gould, Musings from the Realm
Upcoming Live On-Air appearances:
07/21/10- Calamity Jane !!
07/28/10- 3 Leg Torso !!