Body/Head - No Waves
No Waves documents a single live show recorded at Big Ears Festival in 2014 in Knoxville, TN, and captures Body/Head, the duo of Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and Bill Nace (Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc.) in their most natural state of unpolished brilliance.
The fact that their debut album, Coming Apart, released in 2013, steeped so heavily in non-traditional structures and improvisation, could touch so many people will not have been a surprise to anyone who had seen Body/Head in a live setting. 2016's No Waves captures that raw improvisation and harnesses the power into a listening experience of pure, unmediated intensity. This is music that is never the same twice, and a live record that continues to unravel on each new listen - songs morph into one another, expand and evolve and breath, becoming entirely new once again.
The Show Is Over
Cover painting by Raymond Pettibon
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