Chris Corsano assembles sax duo of Mette Rasmussen & Paul Flaherty for Star-Spangled Voltage

Chris Corsano assembles sax duo of Mette Rasmussen & Paul Flaherty for Star-Spangled Voltage
Photo Credits: Alex Bonney (Rasmussen), Shawn Brackbill (Flaherty), Hrvoje Goluza (Corsano)

The galaxy of Chris Corsano’s collaborative work is a rich and complex structure. His frantic and unique drumming has graced/demolished a literal solar system of collaborations, including the likes of Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke, Bill Orcutt, Mats Gustaffson, Akira Sakata, Nels Cline, Merzbow, and pretty much every other experimental artist in the universe including this year’s return of Rangda with Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny.

With a galaxy of collaborators orbiting the molten rock of Corsano, it’s only a matter of time before collaborators collide and create a new supernova. On this occasion, those collaborators are Paul Flaherty and Mette Rasmussen, saxophone wizards born in different countries and from different generations but both committed to ripping a hole in your pre-conceived ideas about how un-cool saxophones are.

While Corsano has been collaborating with Flaherty since the 90s and has been recently performing with Rasmussen, it was the occasion of all three being in the same place at the same time in June 2014 that resulted in Star-Spangled Voltage, the improvised colossus that has just been released by Corsano’s own Hot Cars Warp Records.

The five tracks on Star-Spangled Voltage will serve to remind you how lucky we are to have the gift that keeps on giving that is the Corsano galaxy.

Star-Spangled Voltage tracklist:

01. Salvaged
02. c. 800 BCE (Hit the Ground Running)
03. Salt
04. Reckonings
05. In the Light of Things

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