Paul Metzger Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Paul Metzger lays out two more side-long improvisations, working as usual with customised string instruments. A 23-string banjo and a guitar with extra strings (for more drone resonance) and a cymbal (!) attached are the instruments he uses here. Remarkable, inventive performances. 1300 is out on Nero’s Neptune.
Droning about with what sounds like a baritone guitar played with a saw, Gedanken Splitter is apparently played on a tweaked-out banjo. Paul Metzger does not blend his music, or cut it up, or make it any way more accessible. Yet at the same time, it is strangely enticing, hypnotizing and comforting.