Body/Head - Coming Apart
Body/Head are an electric guitar duo comprised of Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and Bill Nace (Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc.).
Formed in 2012, following the break-up of Sonic Youth, initially their approach was almost entirely instrumental - lattices of interwoven feedback rainbows, with bits recalling everyone from Heldon to Keiji Haino. They usually performed against a backdrop of slow-motion film projection, creating a dream narrative of undeniable power and visionary reach. Kim’s voice began creeping into the mix soon after, and the vocals now have become an intrinsic part of their musical architecture. They have even started writing and playing “songs” now, compositionally distinct from their purely aleatory origins, but still featuring lots of built-in improvisational space.
Released in 2013, Coming Apart is the band's debut album, following a single on Ultra Eczama Editions, a tour EP for Nace’s own Open Mouth Productions, and a collaboration with the Dead C's Michael Morley (Body/Gate/Head) on Feeding Tube Records. The album is slow moving, completely absorbing, and untethered to the restrictions of song-structure, or typical band dynamics, or to gravity,. Experimental music rarely maintains the emotion contained on this record, or a tension so palpable and visceral.
Can't Help You
- Double-LP housed in gatefold jacket and contains download coupon
Bill Nace - Both LP
Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori & DJ Olive - Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori & DJ Olive 2LP | CD
Kim Gordon - No Home Record LP | CD