Orcutt, Bill / Odds Against Tomorrow
Album: Odds Against Tomorrow   Collection:General
Artist:Orcutt, Bill   Added:Sep 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-09-21 Pull Date: 2019-11-23
Week Ending: Nov 24 Nov 3 Oct 27 Oct 20 Oct 6 Sep 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 30, 2019: Music Casserole
The Conversion Experience
4. Oct 30, 2019: Brownian Motion
Moon River
2. Nov 23, 2019: the Acupuncture Hour
The Sun And Its Horizon
5. Oct 23, 2019: Brownian Motion
The Sun And Its Horizon
3. Nov 02, 2019: Being as an ocean
All Your Buried Corpses Begin To Speak
6. Oct 17, 2019: Being as an ocean
The Sun And Its Horizon

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2019-09-18
Daniel Bachman to Barn Owl, Fripp, Kotke, Fahey, Derek Bailey, Loren Mazzacaine Connors all spring to mind with this solo guitarist composer. I was somewhat shocked to find he was behind the extreme noise rock band Harry Pussy (!), toured with likes of Sonic Youth. But it makes sense as there is no lack of dissonance in his guitar lines, bordering on noise. But he somehow makes it sound musical if not “nice”, hence the Kotke et al refs. Majestic stuff. And I understand that he lives in SF now, so is local.

1) (3:53) lovely mindful slow sweet slight twangs build into manic contrasting dissonant riffs 2)* (3:37) more abstract, dissonant lines somehow come across musical 3) (2:35) repetitive looping layerings takes on a near frippertronics feel, challenging 4) (4:21) mellow start but grows denser and strummy 5) (2:40) choice riffage over simple chord progression 6) (1:39) brief and bluesy 7) (4:54) another meandering field of manic dissonance that manages to come across pretty and musical 8)* (1:31) a vague version of Moon River, heavy tremolo, nice 9) (3:09) another dense mindful riff filled painting 10) (2:10) peaceful and final: “man dies”.

Track Listing
1. Odds Against Tomorrow   6. Stray Dog
2. The Sun And Its Horizon   7. All Your Buried Corpses Begin To Speak
3. A Writhing Jar   8. Moon River
4. The Conversion Experience   9. Judith Reconsidered
5. Already Old   10. Man Dies