Phil Kline - Glow in the Dark (1998)
Contemporary Classical, Electronic | CRI | 1998 | 1:03:24 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | Booklet | 330 MB
Mark Stewart, guitar; Phil Kline, harmonica; Mark Howell, guitar; Jonathan Bepler, guitar; Skinny John, guitar; Nanker Phelge, basso continuo; Ellen Watkins, guitar; Wharton Tiers, guitar; Peter Principle, guitar; Phil Kline, guitar
The worst CD of any genre I've ever heard. What is it? Why is it? People pay money for this? Even drugged-up you'd complain to turn it off!
Kline (b. 1953) makes almost unimaginable sounds with orchestras consisting of dozens or even hundreds of boombox tape players. Massive waves of sliding tone clusters, voices and bells inhabit "The Holy City of Ashtabula" and the circle of fifths extends into infinity in the ominous "Premonition." "Chant" uses a dozen tape loops and a Robert Plant riff to emulate the sound world of Steve Reich's "It's Gonna Rain" gone mad in live performance, while the harmonica-crazed "Bachman's Warbler" is simply one of the 1990s post-minimalist classics.