Chris Forsyth | Evolution Here We Come
Gatefold black double vinyl
Left For Dead fave guitar hero releases new record.
To wit, if you think you know already what you’ll be getting into here heady, Television-esque multi-guitar jams played with motorik precision and a fiercely American intensity: you know, a Forsyth record well, go ahead and think that. I won’t stop you.
Only . . . maybe the pulsing bass, curiously lurching drumbeat, and lunar synth squiggling of Sun Ra Arkestra maestro Marshall Allen that opens “Experimental & Professional” will set you back on your heels. But just for a moment, before Ryan Jewell’s drums and Tortoise alum Douglas McCombs’s bass twine into perfect alignment and then guitars played by Forsyth and Tom Malach (of Garcia Peoples) start chipping and hammering, twittering and sparring, the whole thing managing to evoke Remain in Light without sounding remotely like it.
1. Experimental & Professional
2. Heaven For A Few
3. Bad Moon Risen
4. You're Going To Need Somebody
5. Hey, Evolution
6. Long Beach Idyll
7. Robot Energy Machine