Loren MazzaCane Connors: In Twilight

Like many of the artists we have been working with here at Alien8 Recordings, Loren MazzaCane Connors is a rather prolific musician. Over the last twenty or so years this gifted guitar player has been documented, upwards of 40 recordings. While he has always maintained a rather regular profile, it seems lately he is quite possibly at the apex of his career.

In Twilight is made up of two parts. In Twilight Part One features Connors solo, recorded live in Olympia, Washington. The opening track begins with indecipherable silence, eventually building both texture and volume, occasionally swelling up revealing beautiful guitar chords. In Twilight Part Two displays the work of the recent pairing of LMC and bass player Matthew Heyner of the No Neck Blues Band. The duo formed under the suggestion of Thurston Moore and the results were recorded live at the Cooler in New York City 9/21/98. While this track hovers over the same ground as the previous one, the bass really adds quite a lot in terms of texture and nuance to give it a very different feel.

The first half of the cd gives further exploration into very quiet area’s of Connors sound, reminiscent of the sparser moments of Evangeline and The Bridge. Throughout In Twilight, Loren MazzaCane Connors works with very subtle sounds and showcases his great ability to allow resonance and distortion to take shape. Listening to this recording, especially part two, comparisons could be drawn to Keiji Haino’s psychedelic trio Fushitsusha Considering that the two have already released two collaborations, this may come as no surprise.

In Twilight is handsomely packaged in a jewel case with textured card stock paper with silver ink.

Release date: November 19, 2001

Label: Alien8 Recordings

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