Deerhoof / Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Limited edition split 7” (1,000 copies)
Available ONLY at Record Store Day on April 19th
“A split 7″ deserves a split write-up. So, Northern Spy asked Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and Ceramic Dog’s Marc Ribot to write something about this record. Turns out there’s some mutual respect here. I guess it’d be weird if there wasn’t.”
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Stream the latest track of Ed Askew, taken from his new full-length album “For the World” (Tin Angel Records). The album was recorded in the summer of 2011, with Jay Pluck, Tyler Evans (of his tour mates The Black Swans), Canaan Faulkner (bass) and Eve Searls (backing vocals), along with Mary Lattimore (Meg Baird, Thurston Moore) on harp. Later on, electric guitar was added by fellow outsider Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and backing vocals on 3 songs by Sharon Van Etten. Produced by Jerry David DeCicca (The Black Swans). Order, HERE.
|photo: David Garland|
Ed Askew is a painter and singer-songwriter who lives in New York City. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, he moved to New Haven to study painting at Yale Art School in 1963
After graduating from art school in 1966, Askew was called up for the draft. When he moved to New York for a few months in 1967 where he met Bernard Stolman of ESP Disk’ (Pearls Before Swine, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler), who offered him a contract. That year Ed’s first album was released, Ask the Unicorn (on Parlophone in the UK) and it quickly disappeared into folk-psych obscurity.
He then recorded his second album for ESP, Little Eyes, but it sat in the vaults for almost 40 years until it saw a limited release in 2007. Around 1987, Ed moved to New York City, where he continues to write and record songs, and now regularly performs. In the summer of 2011, Ed Askew embarked on his first US tour at the age of 71.– Tin Angel Records
Ed Askew Q & A
Pianist Thomas Bartlett and string player Sam Amidon, both accomplished songwriters and members of the band Doveman, provide the accompaniment for Askew’s in-studio performances, and David Garland plays 12-string guitar on one song. This show first aired June 1, 2008 (after the broadcast Ed wrote to correct his statement of age; he was 67, not 57, when this session was recorded). – David Garland, Spinning on Air (WNYC)
Recorded live at The Living Room in New York City, September 10, 2011, with Radio Free All Stars David Mansfield, violin; Jeremy Chatzky, bass; Paul Moschella, drums; Mark Spencer, piano; Dave Schramm, telecaster; and with Tyler Evans on the tipple. (via Radio Free Song Club)
Silent Movies, the new release from guitar great Marc Ribot, finds him taking another surprising step in a career filled with unexpected turns. The album reflects Ribot’s fascination with movies and contains pieces intended to function as music for films: some are adaptations of music he has actually written for films, others for classic silent movies that he scored for his personal amusement, still others for films of his own imagination. His goal is to explore, as he says “the strange area between language and spatiality that exists partly in between music and visual image, and partly as a common property of both.”
Performed in complete takes, with only minimal atmospheric overdubs, Silent Movies was partly inspired by his experience preparing for a live accompaniment of the Charlie Chaplin film The Kid at Merkin Concert Hall in January 2010 as part of the New York Guitar Festival. Some tracks were composed for “El General,” Natalia Almada’s documentary film about Plutarco Elías Calles who ruled Mexico with an iron hand from 1924 to1935 and still others for the unreleased movie “Drunk Boat.” All of the compositions were written by Ribot except “Sous le Ciel de Paris,” the title song from the classic French movie by Julien Duvivier that was made a hit by Edith Piaf among many others.