Body/Head / No Waves
Album: No Waves   Collection:General
Artist:Body/Head   Added:Nov 2016
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-11-23 Pull Date: 2017-01-22 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 26, 2017: a strange pursuit
The Show Is Over
4. Jan 07, 2017: a strange pursuit
2. Jan 18, 2017: deep storage
5. Jan 05, 2017: a strange pursuit
The Show Is Over
3. Jan 12, 2017: a strange pursuit
The Show Is Over
6. Dec 29, 2016: 1102026
Sugar Water

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2016-11-23
Body/Head’s No Waves is a live recording from March 28, 2014 that was part of the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. Through three pieces, the improvisational noise-rock duo formed by Kim Gordon and Bill Nace produced a stirring wave of guitar and vocal noises and accelerations occasionally complemented by some harmonica sounds. The record feels dense considering the sparse elements and I couldn’t be more pleased with Kim Gordon’s anguished and nonsensical singing. This is one of three live albums Body/Head released this year.

RIYL: The Dead C., Sunn O))), Sun City Girls, The Static and Sonic Youth’s Sonic Youth Records releases.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2 and 3

1. (7:48) *Sugar Water – Vocal gibberish structured as a response chanting to distorted guitar strumming. Cyclical, quite ceremonial.
2. (8:31) **The Show Is Over – Brief back and forth guitar interventions soaked in pedal distortions are the backbone of this track. Sporadic indecipherable vocals emerge along the way – sound like singing after dental surgery. Some harmonica sounds filtered through effects. Abrupt ending. Thrilling composition.
3. (23:39) **Abstract/Actress – Ambitious composition gluing together fragments, sounds and furies from two separate tracks from their debut album, Coming Apart, released just a year earlier. Lots of pedal effect manipulations and masterful guitar control. Unpredictable and constantly dynamic.

Track Listing
1. Sugar Water   2. The Show Is Over
  3. Abstract/Actress