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PLOTKIN, JAMES - Kurtlanmak / Damascus

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Utech Records URCD001
Release Year: 2006
Note: lim. 1000 / hand-folded covers / first solo-release in 10 years !!
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Nach langer langer Zeit wieder ein Solo-Album des innovativen Gitarristen und LOTUS EATERS-Mitglieds. Es hat alles was ein innovatives Album braucht: Rckwrts-Gitarren, betrende Drones, ominse Harmonien, Gerusch-Kaskaden die fremdartige Muster bilden, gewagte Perkussions-Parts, und und und ... obwohl live aufgenommen, wirkt das ganze sehr auskomponiert!


"James Plotkin began his musical career as the guitarist for metal band OLD with vocalist Alan Dubin. The two would cross paths again under the guise of Khanate. In the interim Plotkin would become involved in projects ranging from guitar bent soundscape and grind to free improvisation. His body of work spans format and label, recording for Avant, Hydra Head, Asphodel, Earache, Southern Lord and Archive among others. Whether writing, performing, or producing, his output has been invariably unique and extreme.
Kurtlanmak/Damascus is no exception. Recorded live in New York and Buenos Aires respectively the tracks show a side of James Plotkin rarely seen. That of the solo artist. Plotkin utilizes two distinct setups for each performance and channels the sound of acoustic instrumentation through the hum of electronic sorcery. Released on Utech Records [022] as Kurtlanmak in the fall of last year, the limited cdr was sold at dates on the Khanate "It's Cold When Birds Fall From the Sky" tour. The music on this edition has been remastered and the packaging expanded. A second, unreleased recording from Argentina is added to complete the disk." [press release]