By Hall Ranaldo Hooker. 1. The Mechanism - Lee Ranaldo, William Hooker, Glen Hall. Listen to Oasis Of Whispers in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Oasis of Whispers might be all fighting in the trenches if not for its monster title track. The sex jam on an otherwise boy's club afternoon, "Oasis of Whispers" withholds, prolongs, and growls. Hall purrs; a kazoo sounds; Ranaldo does sub-audible mood electronics and delay; Hooker hits and backs off; they simultaneously give space and get right up in the face of the thing. Restraint compels, and this track owns because they own every second. Longing for the hard core is what haunts the rest of the record
Oasis Of Whispers" itself displays a grasp of detail every bit as refined as the Art Ensemble Of Chicago in the days before they had a specialist drummer-though the music of the two groups overlaps in only a negligible way. When it comes down to it, this is improvised music with staying power. Personnel: Glen Hall: tenor/soprano saxophones, flute, bass flute, piccolo; bass clarinet, percussion; Lee Ranaldo: guitar, audio collages, effects; William Hooker: drums. Title: Oasis Of Whispers Year Released: 2006 Record Label: Alien8 Recordings.
By Hall Ranaldo Hooker. PLAY ALL. Oasis Of Whispers. Released by Alien8 Recordings Mar 2006 9 Tracks. By Hall Ranaldo Hooker.
Artist: Lee Ranaldo, Hall Ranaldo Hooker, Glen Hall, William Hooker. Album: Oasis Of Whispers. Lee Ranaldo - The Singing Bridge Of Memphis, Tennessee I Am The Resurrection: A Tribute To John Fahey, 2006 02:50. Lee Ranaldo - The Resolution, King's Ogg East Jesus, 1995 06:32. Artist: Lee Ranaldo Hall Ranaldo Hooker Glen Hall William Hooker.
Oasis of Whispers rights all the wrongs that plagued Clouds, a previous live recording by Lee Ranaldo and William Hooker. The addition of t Glen Hall to the now longstanding (although not often gigging) duo brings a lot of focus to the music. His saxes, flutes, clarinets, and hand-held percussion instruments often take the lead seat, drawing up moods for Ranaldo and Hooker to paint with their guitar loops and frantic drumming.
In 1987, Ranaldo released his first solo album, From Here to Infinity, compositions which ended in locked grooves. The second side of the album also featured an unplayable engraving by Savage Pencil. Among Ranaldo's solo records are Dirty Windows, a collection of spoken texts with music, Amarillo Ramp (For Robert Smithson), pieces for the guitar, and Scriptures of the Golden Eternity.
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