Is anyone excited about this? Anyone? Back in 1981, tonal guitarist Glenn Branca released a droning, no wave masterpiece called The Ascension. Four electric guitars took the lead on five instrumentals while bass and drums bashed out mechanically precise rhythms. Branca's reputation and compositions grew, as did the criticisms held against him. John Cage openly disparaged his style and approach while Branca himself turned to large electric guitar symphonies. If you want to get a good argument going, debate on whether...
Video: Glenn Branca: Structure (1981 The Ascension no wave noise)
Footage lovingly lifted from a truly great British horror short, Where Has Poor Mickey Gone? starring a young (yet old) Warren Mitchell.... Music from the pioneering no-wave artist, Mr. Glenn Branca - here making a modern classical masterpiece with four g
Uploaded: September 22, 2008 6:11pm
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