Album Overview: Invoice Brovold | Ghost Music

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Invoice Brovold | Ghost Music

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I have been digging again into Lester Bangs of late, and his crusty writing has been making me wish to pull an excellent crustier Nick Tosches transfer and never hearken to this file earlier than reviewing it. If anybody might associate with that, I’ve a sense it is veteran experimentalist and self-proclaimed (at the very least by a 2018 album title) Famous person Invoice Brovold. However I did not begin my very own rock-crit profession till after Bangs had died, so I simply do not have that temerity, a lot much less fearlessness, in me. That is good, as a result of Brovold’s newest adventurous instrumental disc is filled with the “horrid blare”—albeit of a pastoral bomb-scape nature—that Lester beloved.

Name it Steel Machine Music for cows. Brovold—totally on metal guitar himself and joined right here on lengthy, pandemic-weary tracks like “Tardigrade Get together,” “Troll!,” and “My Final Conversations with Eric” by Johnny Evans, Adriana Camacho Torres, Mary Alice, and Mark Ormerod—is a multi-faceted musical and visible artist who first discovered his area of interest in Bangs-era New York no wave circles. He additionally made massive, but typically contrarily quiet, noise in Detroit with Larval. Nowadays, he has a studio within the Hudson Valley. He assays, together with his small, gossamer ensemble on Ghost Music, a Harry Partch/Terry Riley model of droning, but entrancing, ambient Americana each bit as haunting because the title may recommend, particularly on the epic, album-length nearer “I Can Nonetheless Hear Nico.” It makes, like Shirley Jackson, for shimmering, however fairly sleepless nights.