Blues Control “Iron Pigs” (TONIGHT at Belmore/New Skyway Lounge)
Within a genre (ambient/noise) that itself can be seen as “out there,” Blues Control are a group unafraid to venture even further into the pysched-out woods to reach their musical nirvana. On their outstanding 2012 release Valley Tangents, the group incorporates textural patterns to bring to life their jazz/fusion/classic rock/ambient concoction. The duo of Russ Waterhouse (guitar, electronics) and Lea Cho (keyboards) have been releasing albums for over five years, and have been part of some of the best labels around (Not Not Fun, Woodsist, Holy Mountain, Slitbreeze, RVNG Intl) before hooking up with Drag City for their latest. They wander into the abyss, but it never feels aimless or without reason. If you’ve missed this great band until now, check out the track “Iron Pigs” from Valley Tangents below, buy up all their great records that aren’t out of print and see them tonight when they roll through town for a show at The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge.
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