Rp Collier - Deconstruction Of Twilight
Under the mysterious moniker, the artist known as RP Collier has been releasing a slew of varied, idiosyncratic minimalist pieces that draw from a wide spectrum of genres. For over 25 years, he has also been building his own instruments, so you might hear on his recordings a toy piano here and there, or some other sort of droning but carefully shaped sound. He sites avant-garde composer/instrument builder/hobo Harry Partch as an influence, and it shows. Partch's mix of the exotic with the earthy has been an inspiration to artists both for his daring and for his use of the working man's voice as material for his rhythms. Collier uses whatever is at hand, musically and acoustically, to create evocative sound.
"deconstruction of twilight" is a 31 minute CD-R featuring lo-fi guitar improvs that mix noise with subtlety. With moments ranging from the hushed and droning, to the abrasive and monolithic, this single track explores the possibilities of guitar in the hands of RP Collier. In another's hands, it might have played out differently. For someone prone to making his own instruments, Collier plays his guitar here as if making new sounds is the goal. Here, that goal was achieved.
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