NATCH 8 Lorren Connors and Bill Orcutt. Recorded August 30, 2012 at Georgia NYC. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Bill Orcutt / Loren Connors ________________________________________________ (The) Blues is information. An etymological aside: John Mactaggart’s “Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia” (1824) containing odd words he had learned while growing...
NATCH 7 Michael Chapman and The Woodpiles. Featuring Steve Gunn, Marc Orleans, Jimy SeiTang, and Nathan Bowles. Recorded June 19 - 20 2012. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Michael Chapman / Steve Gunn / Marc Orleans / Jimy SeiTang / Nathan Bowles Music is a time machine. If a favorite song from your formative years comes on the car radio, you are emotionally...
NATCH 6 Michael Evans and David Nuss. Recorded June 2 - 3 2012. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Michael Evans / David Nuss Expectation. It can be a funny thing when it comes to music. There is a lot of dialog around the critic’s table about expectation – should an artist reproduce a sound they are known for, placating the folks who are most likely to be...
NATCH 5 Zachary Cale, Mighty Moon & Ethan Schmid. Recorded April 17 - 18 2012. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Zachary Cale / Leah Evans / Jay Giampietro / Ethan Schmid Who can write about genre anymore? The data stream has microniched genre to digital dust even in the face of so many tags. So one Jim’s psych is another Jane’s pop… And what of...
NATCH 4 Pat Murano & Tom Carter Recorded March 17 2012. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Pat Murano / Tom Carter We could talk about an improviser’s ability to listen to the other players around them and how important it is to crossing the line between jamming and spontaneous composition… But instead, we should dwell for 49 minutes on the idea of a...
NATCH 3 Aaron Moore & Carter Thornton. Recorded February 22 - 23 2012. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Aaron Moore / Carter Thornton Fearlessness. It is there in all great music, whether it springs from oblivion, conceit, phantasm or distraction. Paired with a personal and razor-sharp aesthetic, it can be the ember that ignites both darling and derision....
NATCH 0 Dave Nuss, Rahdunes, Stellar Om Source & Aswara. Recorded September 6 2007. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Dave Nuss / Rahdunes / Stellar Om Source / Aswara The Prequel… Ahhhh… A time machine entry into the Natch cannon. An amazing document of four separate and unique entities gathering together for a day of improvisation. Something magical...
NATCH 2 Dave Shuford, Margot Bianca & Pigeons Recorded February 13 - 14 2012. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Dave Shuford / Margot Bianca / Wednesday Knudsen / Clark Griffin There is an aspect of music that creates an invisible map, plotting points along the vapors we make tangible as memory. Where the moments which we can recall intersect there are...
NATCH 1 Black Twig Pickers & Steve Gunn. Recorded January 14 - 15 2012. Can’t stream? Here’s a download. Mike Gangloff / Isak Howell / Nathan Bowles / Steve Gunn There’s a vibration like a current running under the crust… You can feel it bubbling under your toes when you walk around and hear it dancing in your ears in the dead of night. You can fight...