||Covalent Lodge CD (2007) |
Christopher Delaurenti CD discography Bill Horist's newest album "Covalent Lodge" an intricately orchestrated master album featuring Horist's haunting and deliberate finger pickings along with exquisite musicianship by Grammy recipient Matt Chamberlain on drums, Eyvind Kang (Zorn, Beck, Ribot) on viola, vocalist B.R.A.D. (ASVA,The Accused, MMOB) and jam-packed with other A-list musicians. Most of Horist's solo albums consist of electric prepared guitar work, but Covalent Lodge is notable for it's traditional acoustic qualities captured by engineer and producer Randall Dunn (Sunn o))), Boris, Kinski, Earth) at Aleph Studios. Dunn and Horist are both members of mystical dirge metal super group Master Musicians of Bukakke (Conspiracy Records).
Horist's deft fingers pull extended and winding guitar lines through a soundscape populated by strange choral voices, lumbering drums, long tone electronic drones, a harmonically twisting string section, and beckoning horns from outposts in some open wild desert. Performed with stellar musicianship, the songs are precise and calmly accessible. It sounds like the reverberating ghost of some multi-cultural Morricone orchestra, or Jim O'Rourke doing weird world-beat ambient numbers under hypnosis. The ethereal qualities of the songs move with subdued tension. A familiar ghost in a haunted lodge, soothing and unsettling.
Covalent Lodge features:Steve Moore, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Thomas, Christopher DeLaurenti, Climax Golden Twins, Seattle Harmonic Voices, Eric Houghton, Paul Rucker, ...