Olaf Rupp-Whiteout

Olaf Rupp Whiteout:

An album of freely improvised guitar solos. Rupp uses lots of distortion and delay combined with some unusual picking techniques to pull all kinds of strange sounds out of his guitar. Technically Rupp can’t be faulted, he is as fast and precise as they come, and is willing to explore new techniques. Rupp stumbles upon some cool sounds during these excursions, but it often feels like hes meandering. Though I recognize that these are supposed to be freely improvised non-thematic pieces , but the lack of structure,takes away from what could have been a significantly better album. Rupp’s experimental excursions would work best in the context of a structured piece, or his excursions should be juxtaposed with more conventional guitar playing.

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Wavvves-Wavvves

Wavvves Wavvves:

A pretty standard indie rock album, with lots and lots of fuzz. Apparently that constitutes noise rock these days.

10/15 meh points

Black Flag-The Process of Weeding Out

Black Flag The Process of Weeding Out:

An instrumental album which fits somewhere between noise rock and jazz. Some parts are interesting but Greg Ginn proves to be somewhat of a one-trick pony as far as guitar solos go.

Rating: 8/15 ill-fated attempts

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