Andy Crespo - Two Cigarettes Kissing

Andy Crespo “Two Cigarettes Kissing” 12″ (45rpm)
Edition of 200


Andy Crespo has been the go-to bass players for sub-underground locals since time immemorial. Recording with mysterious free jazz units such as Gross, or the original Barn Owl (the trio with Matt Weston & Chris Cooper), or playing with one the countless live bands he’s been in, Crespo is a commandingly smoky, mysterious and powerful presence. Feeding Tube is tickled pink to present Crespo’s first solo vinyl — two side long excursions of bass generated sounds that’ll roam your interior fields like a cloud of bees searching for nico-nectar.

Considering Crespo’s personal collecting policies, it’s crazy that he conjured up such a berserk set of splattered electronics/strings/feedback, but the proof is in the pudding. And this pudding blazes. Maybe the best way to think of it is to imagine a large man’s dream of what Billy Mure’s Supersonic Guitars LPs might sound like if they were given a truly post-modern twist. That is some deep space, baby. As startingly in its way as Barre Phillips’ Unaccompanied Barre (aka Journal Violone  aka Basse Barre) must have been back in ’69.

So give the artist a cigarette. Maybe he’ll share his coffee.

– Byron Coley, 2015


Andy Crespo Two Cigarettes Kissing

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