Anyone who follows the music of C. Spencer Yeh knows how prolific he is, whether it be Burning Star Core records, solo violin tapes, or collaborative vinyl-only releases. Thus, it should be no surprise when I tell you now that Yeh has four brand new records out or coming out.
First, there is the CD reissue of a 2005 tour-only recording, Inside the Shadows, put out by Dominick Fernow of Prurient’s Hospital Productions. Second, there’s a “Compound” 7-inch from Yeh’s ongoing collaborative project with John Wiese, out on Von Archives. Third, there’s a Burning Star Core live recording, culled from over 60 live performances, due March 9 via No Quarter. And last, but certainly not least, is a single-take live recording, pairing Yeh on violin and piano with Tony Conrad on violin and harpsichord and Michael F. Duch on double bass. It’s called Musculus Trapezius and was recorded in the Sofiendberg Church of Oslo, Norway in February 2008 and then mastered by Jim O’Rourke. Check it out on Pica Disk.
Phew! Get them now before they’re gone and you have to resort to watching this guy in your free time.
Meanwhile, Yeh is playing a couple shows this weekend with Chris Corsano, Bill Horist, and Wally Shoup. They’ll rip your ears out, trust me.
02.18.10 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern (Seattle Improvised Music Festival)
02.19.10 - Portland OR - The Wail
[Photo: Seth Tisue]