B.C.GILBERT-G.LEWIS : 3R4 [ Superior Viaduct ]

Catalogue : Superior Viaduct / SV063
Format : LP, Reissue
Condition : New
Country : US
Released : 2015
Genre : Electronic, Ambient, Experimental

In 1980, after three relentlessly creative albums, the members of Wire were at an impasse, unsure of how to push themselves any further as a four-piece rock band. While frontman Colin Newman spent the band's hiatus mining Wire's knack for intelligent and contorted pop songs, guitarist Bruce Gilbert and bassist / vocalist Graham Lewis joined forces for a series of experimental projects (Dome, Cupol, etc.) where the primary motivating concept was 'studio as instrument.'3R4, the duo's only LP under the B.C. Gilbert & G. Lewis moniker and the very second album to be released on 4AD, eschews melody and structure in favor of ambient-noise soundscapes, metallic textures and tense moods. If the brief 'Barge Calm' tracks appear like sonic exercises, the longer pieces ('3. 4.' and 'R') are true exorcisms, conjuring supernatural found-sounds with the patience and deliberation of (un)holy men. Play this record loud and try not to think that it is the soundtrack to a lost David Lynch film.
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